8:00pm: The Grizzlies have received permission to interview Tibbetts, tweets Chris Haynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
10:04am: Memphis has been granted permission by San Antonio to interview Messina, Spears relays (via Twitter).
9:26am: The Grizzlies have requested and been granted permission by the Heat to interview assistant head coach David Fizdale for their vacant head coaching position, Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reports (Twitter links). The date of the sit down has yet to be determined, Spears adds. Miami is scheduled to square off against the Raptors on Sunday in the deciding game of their seven game playoff series. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical was the first to relay that Memphis would have interest in speaking with Fizdale.
Fizdale, 41, has been on the Heat’s coaching staff since 2008 and has been a part of two NBA Championship teams during his tenure. He has also served as an assistant coach for the Warriors (2003/04) and Hawks (2004-2008).
Former Pacers coach Frank Vogel is widely believed to be the front-runner for the Memphis job, as Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal wrote in a story about a meeting that took place this week between GM Chris Wallace and former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins. Wallace has downplayed the significance of that rendezvous. Memphis interviewed Hornets assistant Patrick Ewing on Thursday for the post. Ex-Suns coach Jeff Hornacek, Spurs assistant Ettore Messina, and Blazers assistant Nate Tibbetts are also among those on the team’s list of candidates, as Wojnarowski reported.