The expansion team Vancouver Grizzlies in 1996 had only one logo featuring a growling bear with a wordmark on its back. This Grizzlies logo is strong and has a great layout for a sports logo. Josh Davis was credited with designing the Vancouver Grizzlies logo in 1995.
1996 - 2001
The original Grizzlies logo featured a grizzlie bear holding basketball with teeth and claws out. A wordmark “VANCOUVER” in red above the wordmark “GRIZZLIES” in teal on top of the grizzlie. The letters “G” and “S” are larger than the other letters in the wordmark “Grizzlies.”