Yin and Yang: The Positives and Negatives of the Grizzlies Offseason

The Memphis Grizzlies had a solid offseason overall, but there are still risks inherent in the moves they've made. The offseason of the Memphis Grizzlies is, for all intents and purposes, complete. They've gone through the draft, free agency, and Summer League. Barring adding another body to a minimal, semi-guaranteed deal, the roster as it stands now is what it will look like come...
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22 hours ago

New Grizzlies Head Coach David Fizdale Making Headlines

Two articles have hit the internet this week about the Grizzlies' new head coach. Both are must read material. Memphis' new head coach has been making big headlines recently. Earlier this week, first-year coach David Fizdale was featured in two major pieces. Both are fantastic reads and give great insight into the longtime assistant who the Grizzlies hired to replace Dave Joerger...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
5 days ago

Fizdale says D.J. Stephens will be in Grizzlies training camp

Coach Fizdale talks D.J. Stephens and more after the Summer League In a interview yesterday with Eric Hasseltine, the radio voice of the Grizzlies, David Fizdale talked about the Summer League process. As in previous interviews, he seemed more open and communicative than the previous coaching staff. One of the interesting tidbits he dropped was some good news for...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
7 days ago

Report: Grizzlies will offer Mike Conley full five-year max deal

All hail the Golden Age of point guards (and by extension, the Golden Age of point guard paydays). According to a report by Tim MacMahon of ESPN on Friday, the Memphis Grizzlies are set to give Mike Conley a full five-year max deal. Since Memphis is Conley’s current employer and the holder of his Bird rights, a full max offer from them would be worth approximately $153 million...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Brown a candidate for assistant job with Grizzlies, Warriors

Mike Brown has not coached in the NBA for two years, but it sounds like he may be getting back into the business. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Memphis Grizzlies are pursuing Brown to be a part of new head coach David Fizdale’s staff. He also says that Brown is a candidate for an assistant coaching job with the Warriors. The Grizzlies have been working to help Fizdale...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Van Exel will join Grizzlies coaching staff

David Fizdale is working on assembling a coaching staff in Memphis, and it sounds like Nick Van Exel will be one of his first hires. Memphis-based sports radio host and Grizzlies insider Chris Vernon reports that Van Exel will be a part of Fizdale's staff: I'm told that David Fizdale is putting together his staff - first hire know of... Nick Van Exel !!! Could be great for Conley...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis newspaper confuses Juwan Howard for David Fizdale

One Memphis newspaper is feeling embarrassed on Friday after running a photo of Juwan Howard that they thought was of David Fizdale. Fizdale was hired as head coach by the Grizzlies this week after previously serving as an assistant coach for the Miami Heat. While running a photo for a story talking about Fizdale, the Memphis Commercial Appeal used one of Heat coach Erik Spoelstra...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Memphis Newspaper Uses Photo Of Juwan Howard To Welcome New Grizzlies’ Coach David Fizdale

The Memphis Grizzlies have a new head coach. The team has hired David Fizdale, previously an assistant with the Miami Heat.  The city’s largest newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, ran a story today on Fizdale’s hiring.  Unfortunately, they did not use a photo of Fizdale. Instead, they ran a photo of Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and assistant Juwan Howard, incorrectly...
Via College Spun
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: David Fizdale to be Grizzlies new head coach

It was reported earlier in the week that the Memphis Grizzlies had offered Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale their head coaching job. Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is now reporting that the two sides have come to an agreement on a four-year contract. David Fizdale has reached agreement on a four-year deal to become head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources...
Via Sportsnaut
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

AP Source: Grizzlies offer coaching job to David Fizdale

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Memphis Grizzlies have offered their head coaching job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale. The person says Fizdale met with Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera on Wednesday in California and that the job had been offered. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Grizzlies are not commenting...
Via Associated Press
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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