LeBron James, Dwyane Wade oppose David Fizdale's firing

Grizzlies Vs Nets NBA Game Preview Starting Lineups TV Time Stats 11/26/2017

Grizzlies Vs Nets NBA Game Preview Starting Lineups TV Time Stats 11/26/2017

LeBron James, like most of the National Basketball Association world, was stunned upon hearing the news that the Memphis Grizzlies had fired head coach Dave Fizdale on Monday.

The Grizzlies have put in the actions, but the results might take a while to come, as Memphis is still without one of their key cogs in point guard Mike Conley, who's proven a pivotal absence for a team that started 7-4 and now finds itself out of the playoff berth at 7-12.

This question was answered emphatically today, as the organization relieved Fizdale of his coaching duties, promoting assistant J.B. Bickerstaff to the interim position, much like he was after Kevin McHale was sacked by the Houston Rockets.

Fizdale, a widely respected coach around the league, was in just his second season on the job.

Wojnarowski reported Fizdale's "tepid relationship with All-Star center Marc Gasol reached a low point with Gasol's fourth-quarter benching in a loss to Brooklyn on Sunday night".

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"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 in a statement. But I know the type of coach Fiz is. Like, this is what happens, you lose when your best players are out and when your whole team is wiped out.

"If I'm not on the floor, I'm not valued", Gasol said.

The Grizzlies are the second National Basketball Association team to make an in-season coaching change.

Before Monday's game in San Antonio, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Dallas coach Rick Carlisle gave Fizdale a vote of confidence.

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