2000–01 Vancouver Grizzlies season

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2000–01 Vancouver Grizzlies season
Final season playing in Vancouver
Shareef Abdur-Rahim's final season with the Grizzlies
Mike Bibby's final season with the Grizzlies
Head coach Sidney Lowe
Owner(s) Arthur Griffiths
Arena General Motors Place
Results
Record 23–59 (.280)
Place Division: 7th (Midwest)
Conference: 13th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ
Local media
Television CTV Sportsnet, CIVT
Radio CKST
< 1999–00

The 2000–01 NBA season was the Grizzlies' sixth season in the National Basketball Association.[1] It would also be their final year in Vancouver. Entering their sixth season, the rumors of a move became a reality. Club owner Michael Heisley decided that it was time for the Grizzlies to move on. After five losing seasons had given the team low morale and decreasing support in the community, the team found themselves in debt. The team won four of their first five games, but then lost seven straight afterwards. On February 19, the Grizzlies were in last place in the Midwest Division with a record of 16–36, and Heisley traveled to Memphis to discuss a deal between the city and the team. The NBA would grant the team permission to move as the NBA determined that their time in Vancouver was a failure. The Grizzlies would go on to finish in last place again with a record of 23–59 under new head coach Sidney Lowe. In their final 2 games against the Toronto Raptors, the Grizzlies would be swept as they had a 4–7 record in regular season games against their Canadian rival.

The Grizzlies had the second pick in the 2000 NBA draft, which they used to select Stromile Swift out of LSU. Transactions included acquiring Isaac Austin from the Washington Wizards while signing free agents Damon Jones, and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf during the offseason. The team also re-signed Tony Massenburg after one season with the Houston Rockets. At midseason, Othella Harrington was traded to the New York Knicks for Erick Strickland.

On April 14, the Grizzlies played their final game in Vancouver. The Grizzlies would be beaten by the Houston Rockets 100–95 as Steve Francis, who had been drafted by the Grizzlies but refused to play for the team,[2] was booed throughout the game. In their final game on April 18 as the "Vancouver Grizzlies", the club played the Golden State Warriors in Oakland. The Grizzlies would beat the Warriors 95–81 to avoid another 60-loss season.[3] The franchise moved to Memphis, Tennessee and began play in the 2001–02 NBA season as the Memphis Grizzlies.

Also following the season, Shareef Abdur-Rahim was traded to the Atlanta Hawks, Mike Bibby was traded to the Sacramento Kings, Strickland signed as a free agent with the Boston Celtics, Jones signed with the Detroit Pistons and Abdul-Rauf retired.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 2 Stromile Swift PF/C  United States LSU Fr.

Roster[edit]

Vancouver Grizzlies roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 1 United States Abdul-Rauf, Mahmoud 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 162 lb (73 kg) LSU
F 3 United States Abdur-Rahim, Shareef 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UC Berkeley
C 9 United States Austin, Isaac 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Arizona State
G 10 United States Bibby, Mike 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Arizona
G 8 United States Dickerson, Michael 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Arizona
G 21 United States Edwards, Kevin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) DePaul
G 11 United States Jones, Damon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Houston
F 43 United States Long, Grant 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Eastern Michigan
F/C 44 United States Massenburg, Tony 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Maryland
C 50 United States Reeves, Bryant 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 290 lb (132 kg) Oklahoma State
G 25 United States Strickland, Erick 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Nebraska
F/C 4 United States Swift, Stromile 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) LSU
G/F 2 United States West, Doug 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Villanova
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 33–8 25–16 19–5
x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 5 28–13 25–16 14–10
x-Dallas Mavericks 53 29 .646 5 28–13 25–16 14–10
x-Minnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 11 30–11 17–24 11–13
Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 13 24–17 21–20 11–13
Denver Nuggets 40 42 .488 18 29–12 11–30 13–11
Vancouver Grizzlies 23 59 .280 35 15–26 8–33 2–22
Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 z-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707
2 y-Los Angeles Lakers 56 26 .683 2
3 x-Sacramento Kings 55 27 .671 3
4 x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 5
5 x-Dallas Mavericks 53 29 .646 5
6 x-Phoenix Suns 51 31 .622 7
7 x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 8
8 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 11
9 Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 13
10 Seattle SuperSonics 44 38 .537 14
11 Denver Nuggets 40 42 .488 18
12 Los Angeles Clippers 31 51 .378 27
13 Vancouver Grizzlies 23 59 .280 35
14 Golden State Warriors 17 65 .207 41


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2000-01 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2
Boston 3–1 0–4 2–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1
Charlotte 4–0 4–0 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2
Chicago 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–1
Cleveland 2–2 1–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 0–4 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0
Denver 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 4–0 1–1
Detroit 4–0 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 4–0 1–2 2–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–2
Golden State 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2
Houston 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–4 1–3 2–2 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0
Indiana 2–2 3–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 2–0 4–0
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–4 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–0
Miami 3–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–3 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–0
Milwaukee 3–1 3–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 4–0 1–2 4–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1
New Jersey 3–1 0–4 0–4 2–2 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 3–1
New York 2–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 4–0
Orlando 3–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–1
Philadelphia 3–0 4–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 4–0
Phoenix 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1
Portland 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 4–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 2–0
Seattle 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–4 3–1 2–0
Toronto 2–2 3–1 1–3 4–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0
Utah 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 4–0 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–0
Vancouver 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 3–1 0–4 0–2 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 2–0
Washington 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2

Game log[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Award winners[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2000-01 Vancouver Grizzlies
  2. ^ "Say It Ain't So: Vancouver Grizzlies". CNNSI.com. 2001. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ Vancouver Grizzlies (1995-2001)