Marc Gasol Retirement Night - Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 76ers vs Grizzlies

Grizzlies to retire Marc Gasol’s No. 33

Jersey Retirement Ceremony Scheduled Following Game on April 6 vs Philadelphia

Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the organization will retire Marc Gasol’s No. 33 on Saturday, April 6, at FedExForum following the game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Gasol will become the second player in franchise history to have his jersey number retired, joining Zach Randolph, whose No. 50 was retired on December 11, 2021. 

Tickets for the game are available for purchase by calling (901) 888-HOOP or by going online to grizzlies.com/tickets. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a Commemorative Vinyl Record honoring Gasol, showcasing memorable calls, moments and interviews over his career. Gasol’s jersey retirement ceremony will begin and air live on Bally Sports Southeast and Bally Sports+, hosted by Pete Pranica, Brevin Knight and Rob Fischer. Full details regarding celebration details for the jersey retirement ceremony, including musical artists, entertainers and former Grizzlies and NBA players and coaches, will be announced at a later date.   

Gasol played 11 seasons (2008-19) with the Grizzlies and helped guide the franchise to seven consecutive playoff appearances, including the club’s first postseason series victory in 2011 and a trip to the 2013 Western Conference Finals. He is the Grizzlies’ all-time leader in minutes played (25,917), games started (762), field goals made (4,341), free throws made (2,701), defensive rebounds (4,624), total rebounds (5,952) and blocks (1,135) and ranks second in franchise history in games played (769), points (11,684), assists (2,639), offensive rebounds (1,318), double-doubles (194) and triple-doubles (5) and places third in steals (708). Among postseason leaders, he ranks first in minutes played, free throws made, defensive rebounds and blocks and places second in games played, games started, points, rebounds, assists, field goals made, offensive rebounds and total rebounds. 

The Barcelona, Spain, native was named the 2012-13 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first European-born player to receive the award, after anchoring a Grizzlies defense that allowed a league-low 89.3 points per game to opponents during a franchise-record 56-26 campaign. He was selected to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team – the only player in franchise history to receive All-NBA First Team honors – and the 2012-13 All-NBA Second Team and All-Defensive Second Team. 

In addition, Gasol appeared in a franchise-record three NBA All-Star Games (2012, 2015, 2017) and became the first player in Grizzlies history to be voted a starter, tipping-off the 2015 All-Star Game against older brother Pau Gasol at Madison Square Garden. To date, the Gasols are the only siblings in NBA history to start in the same All-Star Game. Marc was acquired by the Grizzlies on Feb. 1, 2008 – 16 years ago today – in a trade that saw the Grizzlies send his brother Pau to the Los Angeles Lakers.  

Gasol played high school basketball at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis while his brother Pau was a member of the Grizzlies. Gasol was named Divion II’s Mr. Basketball in 2003 following his senior season in which he averaged 26 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks per game. Lausanne retired Gasol’s No. 33 jersey in 2008.  

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2023-24 single game tickets, including Saturday, April 6, when the Grizzlies will retire Gasol’s No. 33 jersey, can do so now by calling (901) 888-HOOP, going online to grizzlies.com/tickets or through the Official Grizzlies Mobile App. For more information on the Grizzlies, visit grizzlies.com, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow @memgrizz on Twitter/X and Instagram.