MEMPHIS, Tenn. - After the Grizzlies' eighth loss in a row, David Fizdale is out as the Grizzlies head coach, and social media users are sounding off -- including some of the world's top athletes.
I need some answers. Feels like my man was a fall guy— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 27, 2017
I need answers!!! WTF https://t.co/z39oNRQok0— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 27, 2017
LeBron and Wade at Marc Gasol locker on Saturday when the Cavs play the Grizzlies after David Fizdale got fired pic.twitter.com/jRZmQNRX0i— Souf Sil Fa Lil (@Nicktheegr8) November 27, 2017
David Fizdale firing was so stunning I had to check, double-check & triple-check Woj's Twitter account to make sure it was legit. I then made sure it was a legit blue check, went over to Woj's Twitter page & scrolled down again because I didn't want to be duped by a fake account— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) November 27, 2017
Billy Donovan and Doc Rivers when they heard the Grizzlies fired David Fizdale pic.twitter.com/4UkuUW5Df9— Honorable Mention (@HMHoopsNBA) November 27, 2017
Hmm, personally liked what I saw David Fizdale do with the Grizzlies - curious. I mean it's not like their pg is hurt or anything . . .— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) November 27, 2017
There are a lot of problems in Memphis right now. David Fizdale's coaching was not one of them. Don't be surprised to see Fiz eventually reemerge in Miami.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) November 27, 2017
The Grizzlies are in the middle of one of their worst slides in recent franchise history, and the controversial decision to bench Marc Gasol during Sunday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets was more than likely the tipping point of Monday's decision.
“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,” General Manager Chris Wallace said. “Coach Fizdale represented the Grizzlies and City of Memphis proudly, and we wish him well as he continues his career.”
Associate head coach, JB Bickerstaff, will serve as the team's interim head coach, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Fizdale joined the Grizzlies franchise in May of 2016.
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