Fizdale in 2009
June 16, 1974 |
Los Angeles, California
|High school||John C. Fremont
(Los Angeles, California)
|College||San Diego (1992–1996)|
|1998–2002||San Diego (asst.)|
|2002–2004||Fresno State (asst.)|
|2003–2004||Golden State Warriors (asst.)|
|2004–2008||Atlanta Hawks (asst.)|
|2008–2016||Miami Heat (asst.)|
|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. 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. His team was defeated by Charles Barkley's "Team Chuck", 163–135, coached by then San Antonio Spurs' assistant coach Mike Budenholzer.
Head coaching record
|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 %|
|Memphis||2016–17||82||43||39||.524||3rd in Southwest||6||2||4||.333||Lost in First Round|
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- Ira Winderman (February 14, 2013). "Heat assistant Fizdale to coach All-Star Rising Stars". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved February 17, 2013.
- "Grizzlies name David Fizdale Head Coach". NBA.com. May 29, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
- "Coach Fizdale marries Natasha Sen in San Diego". SB Nation. August 24, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
- "David Fizdale Coach File". NBA.com. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
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