Memphis Grizzlies NBA jerseys and apparel in the UK. Formerly founded and based in Vancouver, the Grizzlies franchise moved from Canada, to the US in 2001, settling in Memphis, a city that was already home to 3 major professional sports teams. In the 2001 NBA draft, the Atlanta Hawks drafted Pau Gasol 3rd overall, and traded him straight to the Grizzlies, where he would win NBA Rookie of the Year. Pau left the Grizzlies in 2008, the same year that his younger brother, Marc Gasol, joined the franchise. Marc remains one of the top Grizzlies players.