Grizzlies Fire David Fizdale

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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade play for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they were taken aback by the Memphis Grizzlies' decision to fire head coach David Fizdale on Monday, as Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reported.

After starting the season strong, the Grizzlies have lost eight consecutive games.

J.B. Bickerstaff will assume head coaching duties on an interim basis.

Fizdale was announced as the Grizzlies coach in 2016 and had a 50-51 record in his two seasons at Memphis.

Fizdale benched Marc Gasol for the entire fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Nets.

"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.

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Because there are games every three days and you have to play a lot of games like this. "We made an outstanding performances in that sense".

Sunday's benching did not sit well with the younger Gasol, who told reporters afterward he was "more angry that I can show".

"Ahhhhh, do I have faith in the coaching staff?", he asked rhetorically, according to Geoff Calkins of The Commercial Appeal. Fizdale was sacked on Monday following a run of eight straight losses.

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

Memphis let Zach Randolph, Vince Carter and Tony Allen all leave as free agents and signed Ben McLemore, Tyreke Evans and Mario Chalmers to retool the roster around Gasol and point guard Mike Conley and give Fizdale a faster lineup.

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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