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SBD/October 29, 2013/NBA Season Preview
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Published October 29, 2013
BEAR NECESSITIES: In Memphis, Michael Sheffield reported the Grizzlies' sponsorship deals this season will put the name of local clothing retailer City Gear "on the back of the chairs players sit in on the sidelines, while Mednikow Jewelers will have its name on the floor seat holder lounge, the first time that area has had a title sponsor." Other sponsors also are "raising their profile this year." Jet’s Pizza "will serve its pizzas in FedExForum and have gameday specials in its restaurants." Lexus of Memphis is "giving away a trip to the April 6 road game" against the Spurs. First Tennessee Bank "will offer ticket deals." C-Spire Wireless "will host Fan Friday giveaways that will include tickets and promotional items." Artisent Floors "will give away floor seats to home games beginning Nov. 22." Chiwawa will be "the road game watch party site." Ashley Furniture "will sponsor Military Night Nov. 9" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 10/28).