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VIDEO: Tony Allen Reacts To News of His Jersey Retirement

Robert Pera: Grizzlies will Honor TA with #9 Jersey Retirement "One Day"

October 12, 2017 - 10:47 am

From ESPN's Tim MacMahon:

The Grizzlies announced that Tony Allen's No.9 will be retired in Memphis after his career ends. "Tony was a driving force behind the Grizzlies' seven straight playoff appearances and he remains a beloved member of the Memphis community," Grizzlies owner Robert Pera said in a statement. "Tony played with a level of passion that is unrivaled. He helped establish a Grizzlies culture focused on toughness and effort, and he challenged every player that put on Beale Street Blue to match his fiery intensity. On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank him for his incredible contributions to the Grizzlies and the unique way that he inspired the city of Memphis. We are proud that the Grindfather's #9 jersey will hang in the rafters of FedExForum alongside Zach's one day."

Here's Tony Allen's reaction courtesy of the New Orleans Pelicans:

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