Reports: David Fizdale agrees to 4-year deal with Memphis - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reports: David Fizdale agrees to 4-year deal with Memphis

David Fizdale (Source: NBA.com/heat) David Fizdale (Source: NBA.com/heat)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

David Fizdale has agreed to a 4-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Fizdale was most recently an assistant coach with Miami Heat. He has never been a head coach in the NBA.

The search for a new coach began earlier this month when Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced Dave Joerger would not return as head coach for the 2016-2017 season.  A few days later, the Sacramento Kings named Joerger as their new head coach. He signed a four year, $16 million contract. 

Fizdale was hired by Miami Heat as an assistant coach in 2008. He won two NBA Championship titles with the Heat. Before that, he was an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks and the Golden State Warriors between 2003 and 2008.

ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that Fizdale impressed Grizzlies management enough in his first interview to earn a face-to-face with team owner Robert Pera.

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