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Grizzlies VP of basketball ops found dead
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On October 3, 2012 @ 7:59 pm In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Tim McGarry and Adi Joseph, USA TODAY Sports
Dana Davis, vice president of basketball operations for the Memphis Grizzlies, was found dead Wednesday.
Davis, 56, had been with the franchise for 13 years, since it played in Vancouver, British Columbia. No foul play play was suspected, The Commercial-Appeal of Memphis reported. The team left training camp early Wednesday upon hearing the news.
Davis played many roles for the team, including player development and travel accommodations.
“This is an enormous loss for the Grizzlies organization, but an even bigger loss for me personally,” Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said. “He was a man of many hats with numerous responsibilities, always willing to take on more and go the extra mile. We will all miss ‘Double-D’ greatly. This is truly a sad day for our organization.”
Davis was a member of the board of directors for the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis and served on several inner-city boards in Memphis and Peoria, Ill., according to a news release.
“Regardless of age, race or social status, he was always extending his hand to help those in need,” Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley said in a statement. “What Dana couldn’t give in monetary donations, he more than made up for with the amount of time he gave to causes close to his and the Grizzlies hearts. To say he will be missed is a gross understatement and simply not correct.”
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