Raman is the second female assistant coach in the Grizzlies’ history, after Niele Ivey, and she will be hoping that her skills help the Grizzlies become a popular pick on sportsbooks for US players next season. She is the seventh woman to secure an NBA coaching role since the start of 2019, and two of those have subsequently progressed into head coaching roles elsewhere.
FedExForum won't be a polling place in November but that hasn't stopped the Grizzlies from expanding their voting campaign. The team announced Wednesday they will host a drive-thru voter information drive on Saturday at FedExForum as their latest initiative to increase voting registration and education. The drive will be held on Beale Street Alley from 11 a.m.
The Southwest Division has historically consisted of some of the most competitive teams in the NBA and the 2020/21 season could prove that point with a vengeance. San Antonio Spurs have claimed the divisional title on nine occasions, but the balance of power has shifted to the Houston Rockets in recent years. However, the Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans all have the potential to make the Southwest Division one of the most stacked in the NBA.