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MICHAEL WALLACE

GRIND CITY MEDIA SR. EDITOR, CONTRIBUTOR AND ANALYST

Michael Wallace enters his first season as senior editor and contributor for Grind City Media, where he provides columns, commentary and news reporting, and also serves as a broadcast analyst on the Grizzlies LIVE! pregame and postgame shows. In addition, Wallace is a rotating member of the Grizzlies’ radio broadcast team alongside Eric Hasseltine, Elliot Perry and Hank McDowell for home and road games.

Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Wallace spent six years as an NBA reporter with ESPN and contributed to ESPN.com’s ‘Heat Index,’ a groundbreaking digital media site that chronicled LeBron James’ four seasons with the Miami Heat, which featured four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals and two championships. Wallace was also a regular co-host on ESPN Radio’s national weekend show lineup and a daily co-host on ESPN’s radio af liate in Miami.

An award-winning newspaper journalist recognized the past two decades by APSE, NABJ and the NAACP, Wallace’s reporting on sports, politics, crime and education has appeared in the Miami Herald, Washington Post, San Antonio Express-News, Birmingham News, Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger, Tallahassee Democrat and The (Shreveport) Times. Wallace is also active in community programs, including the Police Athletic League, faith-based prison ministry outreach and Duffels4Kids to bene t foster/adoptive children.

Wallace received his bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University and is pursuing a master’s degree in new media communications. He lives in Memphis with his wife and children.

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Grizzlies 2021 Off-Season Outlook: Coaching Staff

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Rob Fischer analyze the coaching that Taylor Jenkins has done in his first two years as head coach, as well as the assistants around him.

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Grizzlies 2021 Off-Season Outlook: Coaching Staff

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Rob Fischer analyze the coaching that Taylor Jenkins has done in his first two years as head coach, as well as the assistants around him.
Jun 11, 2021  |  05:11

Grizzlies 2021 Off-Season Outlook: Bigs

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Eric Hasseltine analyze the phenomenal outputs of Jonas Valanciunas, Jaren Jackson Jr. rookie Xavier Tillman, and Brandon Clarke.
Jun 10, 2021  |  04:37

Grizzlies 2021 Off-Season Outlook: Wings

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson discuss Dillon Brooks impact, Kyle Anderson's stellar year, and Justise Winslow's impending contract option.
Jun 9, 2021  |  05:25

Grizzlies 2021 Off-Season Outlook: Front Office

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Lang Whitaker analyze potential offseason front office moves and the impact of the Grizzlies making the playoffs.
Jun 7, 2021  |  04:20

Gameday Update: Grizzlies vs Jazz 6.2.21

Michael Wallace and Meghan Wallace break down tonight's Round 1, Game 5 Playoff action at home between the #8 Memphis Grizzlies and #1 Utah Jazz.
Jun 2, 2021  |  08:09

Memphis Grizzlies Playoff Review 6.1.21

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson discuss what they liked (rebounds, points in the paint, points on turnovers) and what they didn't like (3-Point shooting, turnovers) in Game 4 of the Grizzlies-Jazz Playoffs Series and what to watch for in Game 5 on Wednesday.
Jun 1, 2021  |  04:58

Gameday Update: Grizzlies vs Jazz 5.31.21

Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson break down tonight's Round 1, Game 4 Playoff action at home between the #8 Memphis Grizzlies and #1 Utah Jazz.
May 31, 2021  |  08:14

Memphis Grizzlies Playoff Review 5.28.21

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Meghan Triplett talk about Ja Morant's combined 73-points accomplishment through his first two career playoff games and discuss what the Grizzlies can do better defensively to slow down a red hot Utah in Game 3.
May 28, 2021  |  04:56

Memphis Grizzlies Playoff Review 5.25.21

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright discuss pros and cons of the Grizzlies offensive game and rebounding in Game 1 against the Utah Jazz and preview keys to winning Game 2.
May 25, 2021  |  05:51

Gameday Update: Grizzlies vs Spurs 5.19.21

Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson break down tonight's Play-In elimination game at home between the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs.
May 19, 2021  |  11:18

Gameday Update: Grizzlies vs Kings 5.14.21

Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson break down tonight's home matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Sacramento Kings.
May 14, 2021  |  08:29

Gameday Update: Grizzlies vs Kings 5.13.21

Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson break down tonight's home matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Sacramento Kings.
May 13, 2021  |  08:37

Gameday Update: Grizzlies vs Pelicans 5.10.21

Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson break down tonight's home matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and the New Orleans Pelicans.
May 10, 2021  |  06:58

Memphis Grizzlies Weekly Update 5.4.21

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Meghan Triplett discuss the Grizzlies recent slide and rising tensions within the rotation with just 8 games left in the regular season.
May 4, 2021  |  03:08

Gameday Update: Grizzlies vs Knicks 5.3.21

Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson break down tonight's home matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and the New York Knicks.
May 3, 2021  |  07:00

Gameday Update: Grizzlies vs Magic 4.30.21

Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson break down tonight's matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Orlando Magic.
Apr 30, 2021  |  06:35

Gameday Update: Grizzlies vs Trail Blazers 4.28.21

Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson break down tonight's matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Portland Trail Blazers.
Apr 28, 2021  |  07:41

Memphis Grizzlies Weekly Update 4.27.21

Grind City Media's Mike Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson discuss Ja Morant's crazy stats, the Grizzlies depth dilemma fitting a fully healthy roster into the rotation, and the series finale against the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Apr 27, 2021  |  05:56

Gameday Update: Grizzlies vs Mavericks 4.14.21

Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson break down tonight's matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Dallas Mavericks.
Apr 14, 2021  |  07:00

Memphis Grizzlies Weekly Update 3.24.21

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Meghan Triplett discuss the Grizzlies 3-1 homestand, finding different ways to win, and continuing the momentum during the upcoming road trip.
Mar 24, 2021  |  03:17

Memphis Grizzlies Weekly Update 3.16.21

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson discuss the Grizzlies 3-game rout, issues in the second half of games, and keys to getting back on track against the Heat on Wednesday.
Mar 16, 2021  |  03:03

Memphis Grizzlies Weekly Update 3.10.21

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Meghan Triplett discuss the added boost of a healthy Jaren Jackson Jr. will be when he returns and look ahead to the Memphis Grizzlies second half schedule.
Mar 10, 2021  |  02:39

Memphis Grizzlies Weekly Update 3.3.21

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson analyze what stood out in the Grizzlies first half schedule play and spotlight unsung heroes going into the All-Star Break.
Mar 3, 2021  |  04:29

Memphis Grizzlies Weekly Update 2.10.21

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson recap the Grizzlies dismal four-game losing streak after coming off a season high seven-game winning streak and talk the keys to turning it around.
Feb 10, 2021  |  03:38

Memphis Grizzlies Weekly Update 2.3.21

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Meghan Triplett recap major milestones the Grizzlies achieved during January's big 7-game win streak and preview what's to come of this tough February schedule.
Feb 3, 2021  |  02:58

Memphis Grizzlies Weekly Update 1.19.21

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Kelcey Wright Johnson recap the Grizzlies exciting MLK win over Phoenix Suns in Ja Morant's second game since returning from injury, extending their win streak to five ahead of a 2-game road trip against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Jan 19, 2021  |  03:11

Memphis Grizzlies Weekly Update 1.12.21

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Meghan Triplett analyze rookies Desmond Bane and Xavier Tillman's contributions to the team's overall performance and where they fit in the bigger picture.
Jan 12, 2021  |  02:57

MEM@IND: Grind City Rewind 7.6.19

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace talks with Radio Play-By-Play Announcer Eric Hasseltine following tonight’s win against the Pacers during MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, NV.
Jul 6, 2019  |  02:32

#IMHO: Taylor Jenkins, Will Jonas Valanciunas Opt-In, Who Wins NBA Finals Game 6?

Grind City Media's Mike Wallace and Jon Roser discuss their first impressions of new Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins, what they think Jonas Valanciunas will do with his player option, and who gets the final W in Oracle Arena tonight?
Jun 13, 2019  |  07:38

#IMHO: NBA Finals Predictions

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Jon Roser argue who's the best player in the series and who will win heading into tonight's Game One action.
May 30, 2019  |  05:38

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