Griffin has decided to stay with Phoenix and not to join Suns assistant coach Marc Iavaroni, who was hired as the Grizzlies coach on Thursday.
From the story: "I was really impressed with Mr. Heisley, Mr. (Stan) Meadows (Heisley's attorney), Jerry West and everybody I dealt with from their organization and you know I'm a big, big believer in Marc," Griffin said. "It came down to some unfinished business (with winning a title in Phoenix). In order to leave that, it had to be the exact right situation and this isn't the right one. It's a tremendous opportunity and somebody can be successful there."
"I wont be able to be there, unfortunately still stuck inside of a Minneapolis hotel room with the Memphis blues again. But I do have something to add. ..."
Chris Herrington's got the scoop on the Griz' new GM at Beyond the Arc, the Flyer's GrizBlog.