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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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MEMvSAC: Grind City Rewind 7.10.18

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Grizzlies Radio Play-By-Play Announcer Eric Hasseltine break down the match against the Kings.

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MEMvSAC: Grind City Rewind 7.10.18

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Grizzlies Radio Play-By-Play Announcer Eric Hasseltine break down the match against the Kings.
Jul 10, 2018  |  04:52

MEMvORL Grind City Rewind 7.8.18

Grizzlies Las Vegas Summer League Head Coach, Greg Buckner talks with Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace following loss against the Orlando Magic Sunday night.
Jul 8, 2018  |  01:54

MEMvDET: Grind City Rewind 7.7.18

Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. talks with Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace following the win against the Detroit Pistons Saturday night.
Jul 8, 2018  |  01:34

MEM@SAS: Grind City Rewind 7.5.18

Grizzlies guard Jevon Carter talks with Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace following the match against the Spurs Thursday night.
Jul 5, 2018  |  01:20

MEMvUTA: Grind City Rewind 7.3.18

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Alexis Morgan break down the Grizzlies 95-92 victory over the Utah Jazz.
Jul 3, 2018  |  01:28

MEMvATL: Grind City Rewind 7.2.18

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Alexis Morgan break down the Grizzlies 103-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Jul 2, 2018  |  01:29

2018 Utah Jazz Summer League: MikeCheck Minute 7.2.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s Grizzlies Summer League matchup against the Hawks at 6pm CT in Salt Lake City.
Jul 2, 2018  |  01:26

Grind City Media’s 2018 NBA Draft Preview

Grind City Media crew along with TV sideline reporter Rob Fischer and Television Analyst Brevin Knight preview the 2018 NBA Draft, discuss best fits and share thoughts on who lands at #4 and #32 for the Grizzlies.
Jun 19, 2018  |  17:00

Grind City Rewind at the Finals 6.7.18

Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan and Michael Wallace break down the biggest storylines entering Game 4 in Cleveland, and discuss the latest in the Grizzlies’ pre-draft process.
Jun 7, 2018  |  05:43

2018 NBA Finals & Draft: MikeCheck Minute 6.6.18

Grind City Media has Grizz fans covered at the NBA Finals, where Michael Wallace provides the latest insight on Warriors vs. Cavaliers part IV. Wallace also shares an update on the Grizzlies attending the workout of projected Top-10 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Michael Porter Jr.
Jun 6, 2018  |  01:16

Michael Wallace goes 1 on 1 with Steve Kyler

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace goes 1 on 1 with President and CEO of Insiders Sports Steve Kyler to recap the 2018 NBA Draft Combine in Chicago.
May 19, 2018  |  04:01

2018 NBA Draft Lottery media availability: Chris Wallace

Michael Wallace talks with Chris Wallace after the Grizzlies secure the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
May 15, 2018  |  02:10

2018 NBA Draft Lottery: MikeCheck Minute 5.15.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s NBA Draft Lottery in Chicago.
May 15, 2018  |  01:21

Grind City Media’s 2018 NBA Draft Lottery Preview

Grizzlies Play by Play Announcer Pete Pranica, Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Grizz Gaming GM Lang Whitaker look ahead to the 2018 NBA Draft.
May 11, 2018  |  09:42

Grind City Media’s 2018 NBA Draft Lottery Preview

Grizzlies Play by Play Announcer Pete Pranica, Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Grizz Gaming GM Lang Whitaker look ahead to the 2018 NBA Draft.
May 10, 2018  |  09:31

Grind City Media Season Wrap Up: Tyreke Evans

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Television Analyst Brevin Knight break down the performance of guard-forward Tyreke Evans throughout the 2017-18 regular season.
May 1, 2018  |  03:03

Grind City Media news update: Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff

Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan and Michael Wallace break down what’s next for the newly named Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff and the Grizzlies organization heading into offseason.
May 1, 2018  |  03:17

Grind City Media Season Wrap Up: Lottery Pick

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Television Analyst Brevin Knight share initial thoughts and needs for the Grizzlies as the countdown for the 2018 NBA Draft in June begins.
Apr 27, 2018  |  03:12

Grind City Media Season Wrap Up: Dillon Brooks

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Television Analyst Brevin Knight break down the performance of rookies Dillon Brooks, Andrew Harrison, Ivan Rabb and Deyonta Davis throughout the 2017-18 regular season.
Apr 23, 2018  |  03:03

Michael Wallace goes 1 on 1 with Marc Gasol

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace goes 1 on 1 with center Marc Gasol to review and reflect on the team’s performance throughout the season and more.
Apr 19, 2018  |  04:17

Grind City Media Season Wrap Up: Marc Gasol and Mike Conley

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Television Analyst Brevin Knight break down the season of franchise cornerstones Marc Gasol and Mike Conley throughout the 2017-18 regular season.
Apr 16, 2018  |  02:34

Grind City Conversation: Mike Conley looks ahead to 2018-19 season

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace sits down with guard Mike Conley as they discuss his rehab progress, fighting through the lows during the season and his bond with veteran Marc Gasol.
Apr 16, 2018  |  05:57

Grind City Media Season Wrap Up: J.B. Bickerstaff and coaching decision

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Television Analyst Brevin Knight break down the performance of interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff and the share their outlook on the Grizzlies coaching decision.
Apr 13, 2018  |  02:24

Michael Wallace goes 1 on 1 with J.B. Bickerstaff

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace goes 1 on 1 with coach J.B. Bickerstaff to review and reflect his coaching performance this season.
Apr 13, 2018  |  03:58

MEM@OKC: MikeCheck Minute 4.11.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s final game of the season against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Apr 11, 2018  |  01:34

MEMvDET: Grind City Rewind 4.8.18

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Alexis Morgan break down the Grizzlies 130-117 home victory over the Detroit Pistons.
Apr 8, 2018  |  04:05

MEMvSAC: Grind City Rewind 4.6.18

Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan and Michael Wallace discuss the Grizzlies heartbreaking loss to the Sacramento Kings Friday night.
Apr 6, 2018  |  03:26

MEMvSAC: MikeCheck Minute 4.6.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Sacramento Kings at FedExForum.
Apr 6, 2018  |  01:22

MEM@NOP: MarShon Brooks shootaround 4.4.18

Grizzlies guard MarShon Brooks talks about working his way back from an ankle injury in preparation for tonight’s game against the Pelicans.
Apr 4, 2018  |  01:10

MEM@NOP: MikeCheck Minute 4.4.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Pelicans at 7pm in New Orleans.
Apr 4, 2018  |  01:31

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