Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Memphis Grizzlies vice president of basketball
operations and team programs Dana Davis has passed away, the team announced
The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that Davis had not been heard from since
late Tuesday afternoon. Team personnel entered his apartment Wednesday with
the help of the Memphis Police Department.
Davis, 56, was found dead. Foul play is not suspected.
He was set to enter his 13th season with the Grizzlies.
"We are deeply saddened by the untimely death of Dana Davis," Grizzlies coach
Lionel Hollins said. "This is an enormous loss for the Grizzlies organization,
but an even bigger loss for me personally. He was a man of many hats with
numerous responsibilities, always willing to take on more and go the extra
mile. We will all miss "Double-D" greatly. This is truly a sad day for our
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