Dana Davis, Grizzlies' VP of basketball operations, found dead in his home

Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

A Memphis Grizzlies front-office executive was found dead in his home on Wednesday, according to Memphis police.

Dana Davis, the Memphis Grizzlies' vice president of basketball operations and team programs, was found dead in his home on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Memphis Commercial-Appeal. The cause of the death is unknown at this time, though the Memphis police department said that foul play is not suspected.

Davis, 56, has been missing since Tuesday afternoon, according to the Commercial-Appeal. The team began searching for him then and entered his house on Wednesday with the help of the Memphis Police Department. Practice was cut short on Wednesday once the news was passed along.

Davis served under general manager Chris Wallace during his time with the franchise. His primary role with the team was in player development, and he also handled logistics such as scheduling, according to the team's 2011-12 media guide. This was going to be his 13th year with the franchise. Prior to that, he spent 11 years in the music industry, managing clients such as Bootsy Collins.

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