Grizzlies GM now in charge on interim basis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The man now temporarily in charge of the Grizzlies’ basketball operations says he wants the job on a permanent basis.

However, general manager Chris Wallace said Tuesday he hasn’t discussed when the team’s majority owner Robert Pera will evaluate his interim status.

Wallace’s new position is part of the shake-up of the Grizzlies front office. Memphis CEO Jason Levien, who also ran basketball operations, and the Grizzlies’ director of player personnel left in a surprise move Monday.

Wallace has been with the Grizzlies as GM since 2007, a job he also held with the Boston Celtics.

Asked if Pera may want to bring someone else in – possibly a bigger name – for the job, Wallace says that’s always a possibility.

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