Fizdale happy as Grizzlies stand pat at deadline

The Memphis Grizzlies did not move any pieces on Deadline Day as Fizdale is happy with his current roster Memphis Grizzlies head coach, David Fizdale, said he is happy with the players he has at his disposal. That is the reason the organization did not pursue any trades on Trade Deadline Day. “You can always get better,” Fizdale said, “Golden State won 73 games and then went...
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2 days ago

A coaching brotherhood: Fizdale, Bickerstaff lift Grizzlies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mike Conley and Marc Gasol have spent the last nine years in Memphis, their bond as strong as that of any NBA teammates. It is the foundation of the Grizzlies' identity. It's a friendship built on trust, respect and a whole lot of ribbing. They go at each other daily, but even Conley knows they have nothing on two coaches who arrived in Memphis last summer. David...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

David Fizdale livid with referee, gets first career ejection

Our latest Western Conference head coaching blowup came courtesy of David Fizdale of the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.In the third quarter of the Grizzlies’ 122-107 loss to the Golden State Warriors, Fizdale wasn’t happy about a questionable foul call on Tony Allen and went into a tirade against the referee, having to be held back by lead assistant J.B. Bickerstaff. Fizdale...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Great pre-draft story about Russell Westbrook, Michael Beasley

Had NBA scouts known eight years ago what they know now about Russell Westbrook, it’s possible the Oklahoma City Thunder star would have been the top overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. And if the story Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale told this week is true, teams should have seen it coming. Fizdale was an assistant coach with the Miami Heat in 2008. The Heat selected Michael...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

David Fizdale is absolutely loving his job as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies

Via FOX Sports South
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Zach Randolph to come off the bench for Grizzlies this season

Zach Randolph has been a starter for most of his 16-year career, but first-year Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale announced Wednesday that Randolph will come off the bench this season. “Zach’s coming off the bench this year,” Fizdale told reporters after practice Wednesday, according to Tim MacMahon of “We’ve talked about it. He’s been incredible about...
Via The Sports Daily
October 05, 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

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