Exclusive Q&A: Robert Pera says he remains committed to Memphis and is more hands-on than ever

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 17, 2018 4:00 AM CT | Published: December 16, 2018 2:20 PM CT
<strong>Grizzlies' owner Robert Pera: "I think it&rsquo;s no secret that the ownership situation was contentious. I didn&rsquo;t feel it was right to fully invest myself because of all the external circumstances. Once I was able to clean that up, this offseason was the first one where I was completely involved. ...</strong>&nbsp;<strong>"</strong> (Lance Murphey/Associated Press file)

Grizzlies' owner Robert Pera: "I think it’s no secret that the ownership situation was contentious. I didn’t feel it was right to fully invest myself because of all the external circumstances. Once I was able to clean that up, this offseason was the first one where I was completely involved. ... " (Lance Murphey/Associated Press file)

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Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

Robert Pera remains committed to keeping the Grizzlies in Memphis and is more active than ever in running the team. That emerged as the theme of The Daily Memphian’s interview with Pera – the product of a longstanding request – during halftime of Friday’s game against the Miami Heat. 

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