Posted Jan 10 2012 4:23PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Memphis Grizzlies will be wearing a "GB" patch on their uniforms the rest of the season in tribute to the late Gene Bartow.
The team announced the patch will debut Tuesday night against Oklahoma City, and the Grizzlies also plan to give pins with Bartow's initials to the first 10,000 fans attending the home game. Team officials will be wearing the pin the rest of the season.
The Grizzlies also plan a moment of silence for Bartow before tipoff.
Bartow died Jan. 3 at the age of 81 from stomach cancer. Bartow had been president of the company that owns the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies and the FedExForum, and he also was head coach of then-Memphis State when the Tigers lost to UCLA in the 1973 national championship game.
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