David Fizdale

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David Fizdale
David Fizdale in 2009.jpg
Fizdale in 2009
Memphis Grizzlies
Position Head coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1974-06-16) June 16, 1974 (age 43)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Career information
High school John C. Fremont
(Los Angeles, California)
College San Diego (1992–1996)
Coaching career 1998–present
Career history
As coach:
1998–2002 San Diego (asst.)
2002–2004 Fresno State (asst.)
20032004 Golden State Warriors (asst.)
20042008 Atlanta Hawks (asst.)
20082016 Miami Heat (asst.)
2016–present Memphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards

As assistant coach:

David Sean Fizdale (born June 16, 1974) is the head coach for the Memphis Grizzlies in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fizdale previously served as an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat.


Born in Los Angeles, Fizdale attended Fremont High School in Los Angeles, where he played as a point guard for the school's basketball team.[1] He subsequently attended college at the University of San Diego, where he graduated with a B.A. in communications and a minor in sociology.

Fizdale coached "Team Shaq", a squad selected by Shaquille O'Neal, at the 2013 Rising Stars Challenge during the NBA All-Star Weekend.[2] His team was defeated by Charles Barkley's "Team Chuck", 163–135, coached by then San Antonio Spurs' assistant coach Mike Budenholzer.

After the reshuffle of the coaching staff, Fizdale became associate head coach after Ron Rothstein decided to retire his coaching career and Bob McAdoo was assigned to scouting staff.

On May 29, 2016, Fizdale was named as the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Memphis 2016–17 82 43 39 .524 3rd in Southwest 6 2 4 .333 Lost in First Round
Career 82 43 39 .524 6 2 4 .333

Personal life[edit]

Fizdale currently resides in Memphis. He is married to marketer Natasha Sen[4] and has one son, Kyle Jackson, from a prior relationship.[5]


  1. ^ "Returning Starters Make Santa Clara Tourney Favorite". Los Angeles Times. June 18, 1991. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ Ira Winderman (February 14, 2013). "Heat assistant Fizdale to coach All-Star Rising Stars". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Grizzlies name David Fizdale Head Coach". NBA.com. May 29, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Coach Fizdale marries Natasha Sen in San Diego". SB Nation. August 24, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ "David Fizdale Coach File". NBA.com. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 

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