Founded in 1995 as an NBA expansion team into Canada, the Grizzlies spent six seasons in Vancouver before relocating to Memphis, Tennessee in 2001. In 2012, Robert Pera became controlling owner of the team.
As one of the youngest franchises in the NBA, the Grizzlies have seen their share of success, making six playoff appearances since moving to Memphis with the help of noted players including Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Mike Conley, and Tony Allen. The Grizzlies achieved franchise history during the 2013 Playoffs by advancing to the Western Conference Finals as the fifth seed in the Western conference after winning a franchise-record 56 games in the regular season. The Grizzlies wrapped up their 15th season in Memphis with another league-breaking record 28-roster changes in one season. In spite of challenges presented by team injuries, the Grizzlies capped off 2015/16 with their sixth consecutive appearance in the NBA Western Conference Playoffs.