Report: Former NBA Head Coach David Fizdale To Interview For Front Office Position With Jazz
SALT LAKE CITY – Former NBA head coach David Fizdale is reportedly set to interview for a front office position with the Utah Jazz.
According to NBA, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets reporter Ian Begley, David Fizdale will be interviewing for a front office job with the Jazz.
Former Knicks head coach David Fizdale is interviewing for a front office position with the Utah Jazz, per SNY sources.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 25, 2022
It’s unclear as to what position in the front office Fizdale is interviewing for. He is also not on the list of candidates that have interviewed for the vacant head coaching job with the Jazz.
Fizdale has coached in college and the NBA since 1998. He began his career as an assistant coach with San Diego from 1998-02 before joining the Fresno State coaching staff from 2002-04. The Los Angeles, California native made the jump to the NBA in 2003 as an assistant for the Golden State Warriors until 2004.
After a brief stint with the Warriors, Fizdale joined the Atlanta Hawks coaching staff from 2004-08. His longest stint with any organization was with the Miami Heat from 2008-16, where he won two NBA titles in 2012 and 2013 when the Heat had LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
As one of the top NBA assistants at the time, Fizdale got his shot as a head coach when he was at the helm for the Memphis Grizzlies from 2016-17. After taking one season off, Fizdale was named the head coach of the New York Knicks from 2018-19. He then took two seasons off before joining Frank Vogel’s staff with the Los Angeles Lakers this past season.
When Darvin Ham was named the head coach of the Lakers, Fizdale was not retained.
In four seasons as head coach, Fizdale coached 205 games and had a record of 71-134. His first season with the Grizzlies, they finished with a 43-39 record and lost in the first round of the NBA playoffs. After 19 games into the 2017-18 season, Fizdale was fired following a 7-12 start.
In New York, Fizdale and the Knicks had a 17-65 record in his first season in 2018-19. Just 22 games into the 2019-20 season and a 4-18 start, the Knicks fired Fizdale.
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