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Levien: Grizzlies will try to re-sign Tony Allen

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At a luncheon for the local owners of the Grizzlies franchise, Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien commented on the direction of the franchise, and stated that re-signing Tony Allen is a priority for the team — so much so that some of the recent moves were designed to give the team that ability.

Coming off a seven-game win streak, the owners had much to be confident about regarding the on-court success of the team. Levien emphasized they are focused on finding ways to gain a competitive advantage by optimizing talent and chemistry, finding undervalued players and combining qualitative and quantitative analysis to maximize player performance.

He cited the hiring of John Hollinger as vice president of basketball operations as one of many ways the organization hopes to realize success.

Something all Grizzlies fans should be excited about was Levien’s assertion that many of the moves made this season have been focused on making a priority of keeping Tony Allen.

Good to know that the front office knows they need to do everything in their power to keep The Grindfather in Beale Street Blue — hopefully for the rest of his career.