David Fizdale Plans To Interview With Knicks, Suns

APRIL 17, 10:52pm: Marc Stein of The New York Times tweets that Fizdale will interview with the Suns tomorrow.

APRIL 14th, 1:00pm: Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic has confirmed that Phoenix plans to interview Fizdale sometime this week.

APRIL 14th, 10:14am: Former Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale plans to interview with the Knicks and Suns next week, tweets Mark Medina of the Mercury News.

Fizdale coached the Grizzlies to a 43-39 record during the 2016/17 season but the team was eliminated in the first round of the postseason. He was relieved of his duties after just 19 games this season as Memphis struggled to win and Fizdale’s relationship with Marc Gasol reportedly deteriorated.

However, Fizdale has been a popular name for many teams with head coaching vacancies. As we relayed this week, Heat guard Dwyane Wade — who played in Miami when Fizdale was an assistant coach — advocated for him as a potential target for the Knicks.

The Suns were granted permission to interview Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, and are also set to meet with interim head coach Jay Triano and Fizdale.

Before his tenure with the Grizzlies, Fizdale served as an assistant coach with the Heat, winning two NBA championships in 2012 and 2013.

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8 thoughts on “David Fizdale Plans To Interview With Knicks, Suns

  1. Thomas.Swanson

    And whoever signs him will land Lebron….he wants to play for Fizdale.

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    • KCelts

      I wouldn’t go that far. I’m not sure LeBron would suit up for New York or Phoenix if he is hired by either of those two teams

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  2. I’m not sure about Fizdale.

    The Knicks should hire Mark Jackson. Look what he did for the Warriors the first couple years of their turn around. No he’s not perfect but he will get things going in the right direction.

    Suns should hire Budenholzer immediately.

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    • padam

      I’d pass on Jackson. He had some player relationship issues while in GS. Enter Kerr and boom, they win.

      Wright would be nice, but it would be difficult to convince him to leave at this point. If the Knicks could jump in on Budenholzer, that would be nice.

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