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Grizzlies cap franchise's best season in West finals, but pivotal decisions ahead for Memphis

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    Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins, left, speaks to forward Quincy Pondexter (20) during the first half in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) (The Associated Press)

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    San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, of the U.S. Virgin Islands, left, is congratulated by Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins after Game 4 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 27, 2013. The Spurs defeated the Grizzlies 93-86 to advance to the NBA finals. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) (The Associated Press)

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    Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) blocks a shot by San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) during the first half in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) (The Associated Press)

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    Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (9) is fouled by San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) of U.S. Virgin Islands, during the first half in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) (The Associated Press)

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    Memphis Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince (21) jumps for a basket as San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard defends(2), during the first half in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) (The Associated Press)

The Grizzlies have little time to celebrate and appreciate the best season in this franchise's history after being swept from the Western Conference finals.

The organization faces several major pivotal decisions, including the future of coach Lionel Hollins, free agent Tony Allen and how to handle a couple of burgeoning player salaries.

Guard Mike Conley said Tuesday the Grizzlies got a taste of what they can be with team officials now in position to help improve them for next season.

Hollins already is being mentioned as a candidate elsewhere, and this is the first time the veteran coach has been a hot commodity. He says no team has asked to talk to him yet, but Hollins is hopeful he can reach a deal to stay in Memphis.

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