Memphis Hustle
LeagueNBA G League
Founded2017
HistoryMemphis Hustle
2017–present
ArenaLanders Center
LocationSouthaven, Mississippi
Team colorsRed, silver, white[1][2][3]
     
Team managerBrady Graber
Head coachJason March[4]
OwnershipMemphis Grizzlies
Affiliation(s)Memphis Grizzlies
WebsiteMemphis Hustle website

The Memphis Hustle are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League as an affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Based in the Greater Memphis suburb of Southaven, Mississippi, the team plays their home games at the Landers Center.

History

On January 23, 2017, it was announced that the Iowa Energy would not renew their hybrid affiliation deal with the Grizzlies, but be purchased by the Minnesota Timberwolves to serve as their G-League affiliate beginning in the 2017–18 season.[5] That same day, the Grizzlies announced that they would be purchasing an expansion team "for the Mid-South" to begin play in 2017–18 in Southaven, Mississippi, about sixteen miles from Downtown Memphis and the FedExForum, across the Tennessee-Mississippi border.[6] On May 30, 2017, it was announced that Glynn Cyprien would be the head coach and Chris Makris the general manager of the team.[7] On June 1, 2017 the Memphis Grizzlies unveiled their new NBA Development League affiliate team name and logo as the Memphis Hustle.[8]

Season by season

Season Division Regular season Playoffs
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Memphis Hustle
2017–18 Midwest 4th 21 29 .420
2018–19 Midwest 2nd 28 22 .560 Won First Round (Stockton) 122–119
Lost Conf. Semifinal (Rio Grande Valley) 118–135
2019–20 Midwest 1st 26 15 .634 Season cancelled by COVID-19 pandemic
2020–21 12th 6 9 .400
Regular season record 81 75 .519
Playoff record 1 1 .500

Current roster

Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 11 Buchanan, Shaq 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997–01–30 Murray State
G 1 Caver, Ahmad 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 174 lb (79 kg) 1996–09–12 Old Dominion
F/C 21 Cowart, Darnell 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 280 lb (127 kg) 1998–10–16 Murray State
C 33 Gillespie, Freddie 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1997–06–14 Baylor
G 37 Hearn, Reggie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1991–08–14 Northwestern
F 2 Hurt, Matthew 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 2000–04–20 Duke
F 4 Mané, Karim 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 2000–05–16 Vanier (CAN)
F 30 McDermott, Sean 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1996–11–03 Butler
G Morsell, Mike 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1996–08–28 Towson
G/F 5 Pons, Yves (TW) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 206 lb (93 kg) 1999–05–27 Tennessee
G 55 Stockton, David 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1991–06–24 Gonzaga
F/C 35 Tillie, Killian (TW) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1998–03–05 Gonzaga
F 0 Weems, Romeo 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 2001–06–09 DePaul
G Whitfield, Devin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1998–03–10 Lincoln Memorial
Head coach
  • Jason March
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • (I) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: October 23, 2021

Coaches

# Head coach Term Regular season Playoffs Achievements
G W L Win% G W L Win%
1 Glynn Cyprien 2017–2018 50 21 29 .420
2 Brad Jones 2018–2019 50 28 22 .560 2 1 1 .500
3 Jason March 2019–present 57 32 24 .571

NBA affiliates

References

  1. ^ mmoore (August 21, 2017). "Memphis Grizzlies unveil NBA Development League Affiliate team name and logo". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Our Brand". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. June 1, 2017. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "Memphis Hustle Reproduction Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Langham, Geoff (August 5, 2019). "Memphis Hustle name Jason March as head coach; Jones promoted to Grizzlies coaching staff under Taylor Jenkins". Memphis.GLeague.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  5. ^ "MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES TO PURCHASE NBA D-LEAGUE'S IOWA ENERGY". NBA. January 23, 2017.
  6. ^ Wallace, Michael (January 23, 2017). "Grizzlies bring D-League franchise to Mid-South". Grind City Media (Memphis Grizzlies).
  7. ^ "Grizzlies announce Memphis' NBA Development League Expansion Franchise General Manager and Head Coach". NBA. May 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies Unveil NBA Development League Affiliate Team Name and Logo". NBA. June 1, 2017.