Memphis resembles Kings of '00

Updated: January 30, 2004, 8:27 AM ET
By Greg Anthony | ESPN Insider
It seems as though with each passing week the Association gets crazier. A first-place coach getting fired (Byron Scott). A playoff coach with differences as to the new direction his franchise is taking heading electing to resign (Jim O'Brien). And a coach in the worst situation imaginable having the longest tenure in the Eastern Conference (Terry Stotts).

Let's get to the e-mail:

Adam from Ohio writes:
Greg, I think the Grizzlies are on the rise in the West. Do you see them having any impact in the playoffs this year or next year? Or are they still one key player away from contending with the best in the west?

Former NBA guard Greg Anthony covers basketball for Insider. He joined ESPN in November 2002 as a studio analyst for the network's NBA coverage. He appears on all of ESPN and ESPN2's NBA studio shows.