Memphis is mired in an eight-game losing streak
and owns a 7-12 mark this season after advancing to the playoffs
"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," Grizzlies
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."
Fizdale has recorded a 50-51 mark since being named the 13th
head coach in franchise history on May 29, 2016.
"Coach Fizdale worked tirelessly to achieve on-court success,
and for that, we are grateful. We wish him and his family all
the best in the future," Grizzlies controlling owner Robert J.
Pera said. "We remain focused on achieving sustainable,
Bickerstaff, who served as Memphis' associate head coach, posted
a 37-34 mark as an interim coach with the Houston Rockets in
Bickerstaff, who spent five seasons with the Rockets (2011-16),
also served as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Bobcats
(2004-07) and Minnesota Timberwolves (2007-11).
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