LeBron James: David Fizdale Was 'Fall Guy' After Memphis Grizzlies Fire Coach

Posted Ноября 30, 2017

The Grizzlies are currently in a rut right now, as they are on an eight-game losing streak, a stretch that included last Sunday's disappointing 99-88 loss at home against the Brooklyn Nets, a team even the struggling Grizzlies shouldn't be losing to.

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

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.

"I don't like it one bit, and I'm more [angry] than I can ever show".

"I was shocked today when I heard the news", Kerr said ahead of his matchup against the Sacramento Kings. "I'm sure [the coaching staff] knew that would hurt me the most". Among them is long-time San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who had kind and encouraging words to say for Fizdale, per Tom Osborn of The San Antonio Express-News. "That's part of this position".

Gasol, who will be a free agent in the Summer of 2019, is now averaging 19.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in his 10th National Basketball Association season.

"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", Wallace said. Despite being benched in the fourth quarter of last night's game, he still finished with a team-high 18 points. After being tied at 47 at the half, the Grizzlies (7-12) came out flat in the third quarter.

As news of Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale's firing reverberated throughout the National Basketball Association landscape, league voices such as LeBron James and Dwyane Wade to the opportunity to speak out on the move.