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Grizzlies Complete Navarro Deal

The Paperwork is finally finished.

Juan Carlos Navarro is now officially a member of the Memphis Grizzlies.

The NBA announced the trade with the Washington Wizards is done.

Navarro, a 6'3" Shooting Guard, averaged about 13 points a game over his 9-year career in Spain..He turned pro at 16.

As a European All-Star, he helped lead FC Barcelona to 4 Spanish League Championships, and teamed with Grizzlies Star to win the FIBA World Championships last Summer.

The Grizzlies give up a lottery protected first round pick to get Navarro.

The Grizzlies also announce legendary Memphis Basketball Coach Gene Bartow is the New President of Hoops LP, the Business entity that operates the Grizzlies and FedExForum.

Bartow has been involved with the Grizzlies since the team moved to Memphis 7-years ago.

His role is to enhance the teams' relationship with the community.

Bartow led the Memphis Tigers to the 19-73 NCAA National Championship Game.

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