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by Yanni Andreopoulos

Memphis is coming off a very disappointing season, in which they posted the worst record in the NBA. The Grizzlies have are coming into this season with a fresh approach… literally. The Grizzlies boast a new general manager (Chris Wallace, who took over from Jerry West just prior to the 2007 NBA Draft), new head coach (former Phoenix Suns’ assistant Marc Iavaroni) and three new assistants on the coaching staff. This game will be the first official game of the new Grizzlies’ staff.

Unicája Málaga failed to defend its ACB title (which it won in 2006), but made it to this season’s Euroleague Final Four in Athens, ousting perennial European powerhouses Barcelona and Benetton Treviso on the way. Unicája lost to defending champions CSKA Moscow in the semi-finals, but earned themselves a return trip to the Euroleague for the 2007-08 season. The team features many former NBA players.