Former Grizzlies' owner Michael Heisley dies at 77
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Michael Heisley owned the Grizzlies from 2000 to 2012.
Former Memphis Grizzlies' majority owner Michael Heisley has passed away at the age of 77.
He owned the team from 12 years and was responsible for moving the team from Vancouver, British Columbia to Memphis, Tennessee in 2001.
Heisley purchased the team in 2000 when the Grizzlies were still in Vancouver as one of two Canadian franchises in the NBA.
Heisley later sold the team in 2012 to an ownership group headed up by Michael Pera.