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David Fizdale Agrees To Four-Year Deal With Grizzlies

May 26, 2016 1:12 PM

David Fizdale has agreed upon a four-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies to become their head coach.

The contract includes a team option for the fourth year.

Fizdale was a longtime assistant with the Miami Heat.

James Borrego was the other finalist for the Grizzlies' job.

The Grizzlies like Fizdale's pedigree coming from the Heat as well as tactical abilities and his strength in building relationships with players.

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Grizzlies Offer Head Coaching Job To David Fizdale

May 25, 2016 5:52 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have offered their head coaching job to David Fizdale.

Fizdale is currently an assistant coach with the Miami Heat. Fizdale has been an NBA assistant since 2003 with the Golden State Warriors and his tenure with the Heat began in 2008. 

Fizdale has long been considered one of the NBA's most promising future head coaches.

The two sides are working on a contract after Fizdale met with Robert Pera in San Jose.

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David Fizdale Progresses To 2nd Round Of Interviews With Grizzlies

May 25, 2016 1:40 AM

David Fizdale has progressed to an interview with Robert Pera after his first interview with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Fizdale is a longtime assistant coach with the Miami Heat.

The Grizzlies are searching for a replacement for Dave Joerger.

Frank Vogel also had an interview with Pera before taking the Orlando Magic job.

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Rockets To Interview James Borrego For Head Coaching Job

May 21, 2016 11:51 AM

The Houston Rockets have broadened their head coaching search beyond Mike D'Antoni, who appeared close to getting the job earlier in the week.

The Rockets have scheduled an interview for Monday with James Borrego.

Borrego is a finalist for the Memphis Grizzlies' job and is currently an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs.

Borrego will become the 11th known candidate to interview for the Rockets' opening, joining D'Antoni, Silas, Jeff Hornacek (who took the New York Knicks job), former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt, Toronto Raptors assistant Rex Kalamian‎, Grizzlies assistant Jeff Bzdelik, Spurs assistant Ettore Messina, TNT analyst Kenny Smith, Los Angeles Clippers assistant Sam Cassell and current Rockets assistant Chris Finch.

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Grizzlies Impressed By James Borrego, David Fizdale With Vogel Likely Unavailable

May 19, 2016 10:13 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies were hoping to hire Frank Vogel as head coach but the unexpected resignation of Scott Skiles with the Orlando Magic has jeopardized that plan.

The Grizzlies have been most impressed by James Borrego and David Fizdale among the other candidates they've interviewed.

Memphis has also interviewed Patrick Ewing, Nate Tibbetts and Ettore Messina.

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Magic Confident Of Deal With Frank Vogel

May 19, 2016 10:08 AM

The Orlando Magic are optimistic they will be able to hire Frank Vogel as head coach despite competition from the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday morning that Vogel has met with the DeVos family that owns the team.

Orlando has been trying to decide between Vogel and Adrian Griffin this week.

Vogel had already established himself as the Grizzlies' top choice by the time the Magic joined the bidding this week.

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Nate Tibbetts Interviews With Grizzlies

May 18, 2016 4:03 PM

Nate Tibbetts interviewed for the Memphis Grizzlies' head coaching vacancy on Wednesday.

Tibbetts is an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers and was previously with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Grizzlies are searching for a new head coach after firing Dave Joerger.

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Grizzlies Receive Permission To Interview Nate Tibbetts

May 15, 2016 4:57 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have received permission to interview Nate Tibbetts of the Portland Trail Blazers.

Tibbetts is a well-respected and innovative young coach who was once an assistant for the Cleveland Cavaliers for two seasons beginning in 2011. 

Tibbetts was previously a head coach in the D-League with the Tulsa 66ers.

Tibbetts is held in high regard by the likes of Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters.

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Grizzlies Receive Permission To Interview David Fizdale

May 14, 2016 3:11 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have received permission to interview David Fizdale of the Miami Heat.

Fizdale has been a coaching candidate for several seasons.

Chris Wallace and the Grizzlies are searching for a replacement for Dave Joerger.

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Patrick Ewing Interviews For Grizzlies' Job

May 13, 2016 2:45 PM

Patrick Ewing interviewed on Thursday for the Memphis Grizzlies' head coaching job.

The Grizzlies are searching for a new head coach after firing Dave Joerger.

Ewing has been an assistant coach with the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets.

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Spurs To Pursue Mike Conley In Free Agency
Mike Conley is several years younger than Tony Parker, who remains signed with the team through the 17-18 season.

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Grizzlies Considering Rehiring Lionel Hollins
The Grizzlies didn't renew Lionel Hollins' contract after the 12-13 season and hired Dave Joerger, who was fired last week.

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Dave Joerger Hired By Kings As Head Coach
Dave Joerger had a 147-99 record with the Grizzlies over three seasons.

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Grizzlies Have Vogel, Hornacek, Messina, Ewing, Tibbets, Fizdale On Coaching List
Memphis wants to transform its player-development program and find a coach wholl be a partner in rebuilding the roster around Marc Gasol and Mike Conley.

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Dave Joerger, Kings Moving Towards Deal
The framework of a deal is in place with a three-year, $4 million deal between Dave Joerger and the Kings.

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Dave Joerger Fired By Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have fired Dave Joerger.

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Jarell Martin To Undergo Surgery On Foot, Out For Season
Jarell Martin has appeared in each of Memphis' first two postseason games against San Antonio and averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 23.0 minutes.

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Chris Wallace: Grizzlies Will Re-Sign Mike Conley
Chris Wallace is confident the Grizzlies will re-sign Mike Conley Jr., saying the franchise is "undefeated" in re-signing their core players.

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Matt Barnes: We're Coming To Gunfight With Some Spoons
Matt Barnes is 4-for-18 from the field so far in the series.

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Bryce Cotton Signs With Grizzlies For Remainder Of Season
Bryce Cotton has made three appearances for the Grizzlies since signing a 10-day contract on April 1.

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Grizzlies Signing Xavier Munford For Remainder Of Season
The second 10-day contract Xavier Munford signed with the Grizzlies ended on Tuesday.

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Mike Conley Jr. Out For Rest Of Season
Mike Conley still walks with a limp and experiences soreness in his injured Achilles, which requires a walking boot.

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Grizzlies To Sign Bryce Cotton To 10-Day Contract
The Grizzlies will sign Bryce Cotton to a 10-day contract using an injury exception.

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Grizzlies Sign Jordan Farmar For Remainder Of Season
Jordan has played five games for the Grizzlies since signing a 10-day contract on March 21 and has averaged 10.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 25.6 minutes.

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Grizzlies Sign Xavier Munford To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Xavier Munford has appeared in five games with the Grizzlies and has averaged 2.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 10.2 minutes.

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Jordan Farmar Agrees To Sign With Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have had a severe run of injuries.

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Matt Barnes Suspended One Game For Henson Incident
Matt Barnes has been suspended by the NBA for one game, claiming he tried to enter the locker room of the Bucks and also for verbally challenging John Henson.

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Matt Barnes Runs After John Henson In Tunnel After Ejections
In the closing seconds of the Grizzlies' loss to the Bucks, Matt Barnes had a lay-up blocked emphatically by John Henson.

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Grizzlies To Sign Xavier Munford
Xavier Munford has been playing for the Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.

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Sale Of Wolves Held Up By Grizzlies' Ownership Issues
Steve Kaplan had planned to sell his Grizzlies stake to buy 30 percent of the Wolves with a path to eventually take over as controlling owner.

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