Contrary to what is being written everywhere, ESPN being the first to get it wrong, the Grizzlies did not sack coach David Fizdale; in essence, he demanded to be fired.
No, I was not in the Grizzlies’ situation room yesterday when his dismissal was determined. Nor have I spoken to anyone who was. Nonetheless, this is specifically what happened:
Asked by GM Chris Wallace if he could resolve his relationship with Marc Gasol, which Memphis’ media suddenly revealed, or, at least, was now unconstrained to report, had been shaky since last season.
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