3 Shades of Blue was able to sit down with Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien last Friday for a quick conversation on what the Grizzlies have done this season, what they want to accomplish the rest of the season and where they see the team going in the future.
Levien, co-owner of the Washington DC United soccer team, was named CEO on November 4th when new owner Robert Pera took control from Michael Heisley. Levien has previous experience running an NBA team with Sacramento from 2008-2010 and was co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers from 2011 until moving to Memphis. Prior to that Levien was a sports agent who negotiated contracts for Luol Deng, Kevin Martin and Omri Casspi among others.
Levien was very open and honest in answering our questions and we hope our readers learn something from his comments.