Thursday , Jul , 15 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Grizzlies sign Battier to six-year extension

=== Grizzlies sign Battier to six-year extension ===

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – The Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday signed
forward Shane Battier to a six-year contract extension. As per club policy,
financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Since being drafted by the Grizzlies with the sixth-overall pick in the 2001
draft, Battier has averaged 10.9 points and 4.5 rebounds over 235 career NBA

He posted averages of 8.5 points and 3.8 boards last season, helping Memphis
to a franchise-best record of 50-32 and the team’s first playoff berth.

“I am proud of my first three years in Memphis,” Battier said. “I am also very
grateful for the commitment that the Grizzlies organization has shown towards