According to numerous reports, the Memphis Grizzlies are in contract talks with top Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale about taking over head coaching duties in Memphis.
Memphis has offered Miami assistant David Fizdale its head coaching job, league sources tell @TheVertical. Sides working on a contract.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) May 25, 2016
Fizz to Memphis huh. I like that move. Great coach and even a better person. Happy for my guy fizz
— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) May 25, 2016
Can confirm report of Fizdale agreeing to a four-year deal to coach Grizzlies. Fourth year is a team option
— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) May 26, 2016
Fizdale, 41, has been with the Heat since the 2008-09 season.
Per the AP:
In Miami, Fizdale helped with player development and game preparation, and he also coached the Heat’s summer league teams in 2010 and 2012.
He also was an assistant coach with Golden State in 2003-04 and the Atlanta Hawks between 2004 and 2008. He started coaching as an assistant at his alma mater, the University of San Diego, in 1998 through 2002 where he was a three-year starter at point guard. Fizdale spent a season as Miami’s video intern in 1997-98.
Memphis also considered former Grizzlies and Nets coach Lionel Hollins, Charlotte assistant Patrick Ewing, Portland assistant Nate Tibbets, Spurs assistants James Borrego and Ettore Messina and Frank Vogel, who took the Orlando job last week.