Ex-NBA guard Elliott Perry named director of player support for Grizzlies


elliott-perryFormer NBA player Elliott Perry has been named the director of player support for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Perry played for the Grizzlies in the 2001-02 NBA season, and has also been a member of the Grizzlies’ ownership group since 2005.

Perry’s new duties will include working with players on facets of life outside of basketball and helping prepare them for long-term success on and off the court.

Former guard will also be the chairman of the board for the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation, and will also continue his duties as an analyst for the team’s radio broadcasts.

The Treadwell High School graduate started every game of his four-year collegiate career (1987-91) with the Memphis State Tigers, leading the program to two NCAA Tournament appearances and a second-round berth in 1987.

After graduating with a degree in marketing, Perry was drafted in the second round (37th overall) of the 1991 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Nicknamed “Socks” after his trademark knee-highs, he finished as runner-up for the 1995 NBA Most Improved Player Award after averaging 9.7 points, 4.8 assists and 1.9 steals per game for the Phoenix Suns.

Perry played 12 seasons in the NBA for LA Clippers, Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies. He played in total of 549 NBA games (started in 133), averaging 6.3 ppg, 3.1 apg in 17.3 mpg.


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