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Memphis Grizzlies name Elliot Perry Director of Player Support

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After a summer filled with some front-office shuffling, the Memphis Grizzlies have made another change. Via an official press release, the Memphis Grizzlies have named Elliot Perry Director of Player Support.

"Elliot has deep ties to this franchise and a lifelong bond with the city of Memphis. In addition, he is a wonderful example of someone who has achieved sustained success both personally and professionally," said Chris Wallace, team general manager.

According to the press release, Perry's role will consist of working with team players on life outside of basketball, preparing them for long-term success. Perry will also act as an adviser within the community and with the team foundation.

"We are excited for him to take on this role in mentoring our players in bot their current careers and their post-basketball endeavors," continued Wallace. "We hope as an organization to continue building a long-term connection between the city and our players well beyond their playing days."

Perry is no unfamiliar face in the city of Memphis. Out of high school, Perry played his college basketball at the University of Memphis, averaging 17.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game through four seasons. In that time, Perry had a hand in helping the Tigers to two NCAA tournament berths -- UofM made it to the second round during the 1987 season.

Perry's #34 jersey is one of the nine jerseys retired by Memphis' basketball program.

The season of 2014-15 will be Perry's 10th season with the organization.

Elliot Perry

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