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Grizzlies Fire David Fizdale

Grizzlies Fire David Fizdale

"After a thorough evaluation, I decided a change in course was necessary to move forward and provide the team and organization its best chance at success this season and beyond", general manager Chris Wallace said. Fizdale had said earlier Sunday he wasn't expecting Conley, the Grizzlies' second leading scorer this season, back "anytime soon".

The rocky relationship between star center Marc Gasol and head coach David Fizdale spelled the latter's sour end with the Memphis Grizzlies today.

Fizdale was an assistant on Erik Spoelstra's staff in Miami prior to taking the Memphis job, which is why both James and Wade are coming to his defense.

Bickerstaff, who served as Memphis' associate head coach, posted a 37-34 mark as an interim coach with the Houston Rockets in 2015-16.




According to ESPN, Fizdale is owed $3 million for the 2018-19 season on his contract, per league sources.

The former Grizzlies coach made a huge mistake by sitting out a struggling Marc Gasol throughout the fourth quarter, opting instead to ride the hot hand of his small ball lineup, but failing to yield the right results, as his team proved unable to overcome a 14-point deficit to start the quarter, resulting in an eighth consecutive loss. After that night, after the loss and the way it happened, you can understand there is frustration after losing eight straight and the way they were playing.

Memphis has lost 11 out of their 13 past games.

Fizdale had also been fighting an uphill battle with point guard Mike Conley out since November 13 with an Achilles injury and veterans Tony Allen and Zach Randolph no longer on the team this season. Now Fizdale is the second National Basketball Association coach fired this season, joining Earl Watson, who was sacked by Phoenix three games into the season.

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