Erik Spoelstra said after Tuesday morning’s shootaround that the Heat are not planning on having former assistant David Fizdale rejoin the team’s coaching staff this season. “He’s not doing that right now,” Spoelstra said. “He’s…
April 16, 2019, 2:49 pmDavid FizdaleTeam, New York Knicks
Despite an NBA worst 65 losses, coach David Fizdale is optimistic about the Knicks’ future.
Fizdale has gone into the offseason with a heavy heart and continues to work with his players even as some are approaching free agency. Fizdale said the front team remained brutally honest from the beginning that this would be a long year, and is taking it in stride. With the Knicks expected to be players in the upcoming free agency and the highest lottery odds, there would seem to be much more optimism than in recent seasons.
Source: Brian Mahoney on AP
July 10, 2018, 12:59 pmDavid FizdaleTeam, New York Knicks
The Knicks have discussed bringing in a veteran leader to help balance out their young roster.
The Knicks are thin at center, especially if they don't play Joakim Noah. Luke Kornet is currently listed as the backup behind Enes Kanter. Greg Monroe would be a solid backup big man to target in free agency if the Knicks decide to go that direction
Source: New York Daily News
June 8, 2018, 9:42 amDavid FizdaleTeam, New York Knicks
The Knicks have announced the hiring of Keith Smart, Jud Buechler, Pat Sullivan and Royal Ivey to be a part of David Fizdale's coaching staff.
All four have multiple years of experience as assistants in the NBA. Former head coach Jeff Hornacek's assistant coach Howard Eisley is still with the organization, but it remains uncertain if he will keep his role of an assistant coach.
Source: Ethan Sears of The New York Post
May 9, 2018, 6:09 pmDavid FizdaleTeam, New York Knicks
Coach David Fizdale says he wants to establish a “fast”, “disruptive”, “versatile”, “loud”, “top-ranked defense” that creates transition opportunities for the Knicks.
In half-court offense, Fizdale wants play “a really free-flowing, open-space offense that has everybody getting involved.” This could be seen as great news from a fantasy perspective. It appears that the Knicks may look to push the pace which will open up opportunities for some nice stat lines. In New York it is all about Porzingis but guys like Frank Ntilikina, Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. will all benefit from pushing the pace a little bit.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
May 2, 2018, 6:23 pmDavid FizdaleTeam, New York Knicks
David Fizdale is gaining "serious traction" in the Knicks' search for a new head coach, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
Fizdale is one of the top coaches on the market, so it's no surprise to see the Knicks show significant interest in him. The former Memphis Grizzlies head coach should have a new gig come next season, and it's looking like the Knicks are the favorites to land him.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
April 28, 2018, 1:15 pmDavid FizdaleTeam, Memphis Grizzlies
The Hawks are interviewing David Fizdale for their vacant head coaching position.
Fizdale was surprisingly dismissed in Memphis for reasons that seem to deal more with backstage politics than anything else. He drew solid reviews in his brief run at the helm, and while it's not a direct A-to-B correlation considering everything else that went on the Grizzlies did plummet after he was let go. Whether Fizdale wants to take over a full rebuild team remains to be seen, as he's likely to have some options given the current vacancies around the league.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
April 21, 2018, 6:44 pmDavid FizdaleTeam, Memphis Grizzlies
David Fizdale and Ettore Messina will interview for the Hornets' head coaching position.
Fizdale and Messina have been connected to other vacancies already, but perhaps the allure of joining a team that already has a star point guard in place will make Charlotte a more attractive destination than other potential landing spots. Messina will coach the Spurs in Game 4 on Sunday as Gregg Popovich remains away from the team while Fizdale seems like a lock to get back in the game after his surprising dismissal from the Grizzlies earlier this season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 18, 2018, 11:04 amDavid FizdaleTeam, Memphis Grizzlies
Former Knicks’ point guard Mark Jackson met with the team on Wednesday while it’s believed that David Fizdale will be the next coach to interview for their opening.
The Knicks launched their interview process by sitting down with Jerry Stackhouse first while David Blatt is also being considered for the the job. It’s anyone’s guess which direction the Knicks will go to as president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry said that they want someone experienced, open-minded and focused on defense, pretty much the perfect package. Jay Wright’s name hasn’t come up yet but he could be the dark horse in one of the most intriguing openings around the league.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
April 13, 2018, 11:10 pmDavid FizdalePG, Memphis Grizzlies
Mark Medina of The Mercury News reported that former Grizzlies coach David Fizdale will interview with the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns next week.
Both need help, and Fizdale's tenure with the Heat and Grizzlies means he'll likely get a shot somewhere. It was reported earlier that Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has also received permission to interview with the Suns for their still-vacant head coaching position.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
The Grizzlies have reportedly fired head coach David Fizdale according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Associate head coach J.B. Bickerstaff will be promoted to interim head coach in Memphis. The Grizzlies had lost 11 of their…
Chandler Parsons is expected to come off of the bench this season, according to Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal. “I’m going to look at some other guys in the starting lineup, and that way…
Kawhi Leonard posted 37 points, two assists, 11 boards on 9-of-14 from the line and 19-0f-19 from the charity stripe in Monday's win over the Grizzlies. Leonard was his usual efficient self aside from four…
David Fizdale will continue to adjust the Grizzlies starting five in hopes of finding more effective groups. Andrew Harrison and Brandan Wright drew into the starting lineup recently and it looks like there will be…
Grizzlies coach David Fizdale said Chandler Parsons (knee) is questionable against the Jazz tonight. Parsons is still getting acclimated to game speed. He will go through warmups and the Grizzlies will make their decision. Stay tuned…