Roster - Memphis Grizzlies
Coach FIzz Fired
The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the firing of head coach David Fizdale. In what might be seen as a shock, GM Jesse Dunne released a statement thanking Fizdale for his time but stating it was time to move in a new direction.
“We thank Dave unconditionally for his time at the Grizzlies. He has put in a power of work to try and change the direction of the club. However, after a bright start to the season, the last 2 weeks have really been disappointing. We were on a roll and had everyone playing well and we have just seemed to hit a wall and we think now is the time to change”
Bickerstaff has been named as the interim coach. He has come out on the front
foot stating that this season isn’t over. “we have had a few bad weeks, but the
management have shown that they won’t take losing anymore. They want to start
building a winning culture and I am all for that, bring it on!!
In other news, the Grizz were interested in a potential trade with the Knicks, however talks fell through. But, there has been significant whispers coming out of Memphis. The likes of Jerebko, Taj Gibson and The Manimal Kenneth Faried are all potential players that could be on the move.
On the injury, front Raul Neto and Frankie Nkilitina are both ruled out this week which leaves Memphis very thin at point guard. Alec Burks is going to step into a role at PG behind Tyus Jones. Tyus has been playing out of his mind in the NBA so hopefully he is showing great signs for the future. His defensive work has been great and will be sure to endear himself to the crowd who love the good old-fashioned Grit and Grind.
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