Vancouver-to-Memphis connection

As the Grizzlies commemorate their Vancouver era, only two employees remain from the group that made the trip south in 2001.

By Published: December 16, 2019 4:05 AM CT Subscribers Only

Chantal Hassard and John Pugliese were 20-something Vancouverites when the Grizzlies moved to Memphis in 2001. As the franchise celebrates its 25th anniversary, they're now VPs on the team's basketball and business sides, helping build a new era.

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Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollentine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.


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