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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:46 am    Post subject: David Fizdale hired as Lakers Assistant Coach

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:48 am    Post subject:

Wow. Nice hire. We got an upgrade.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:50 am    Post subject:

Interesting. I like his demeanor.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:59 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:02 am    Post subject:

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The Indiana Pacers were among several teams who had interest in adding former Knicks and Grizzlies coach David Fizdale to their coaching staffs, league sources told @hoopshype. Now, Fizdale will reunite with LeBron James on the Lakers, replacing Jason Kidd, as @wojespn reports.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:03 am    Post subject:

Lebron connection.

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Fizdale was a longtime Miami Heat assistant who helped coach LeBron James under Erik Spoelstra.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:11 am    Post subject:

Pretty clear that this was a LBJ position which went from Kidd to Fiz. By all accounts, the Fiz offensive schemes were oversimplified in NY, so i donโ€™t see him as helping the offense, which is still a need of the coaching staff.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:14 am    Post subject:

hydrohead wrote:
Pretty clear that this was a LBJ position which went from Kidd to Fiz. By all accounts, the Fiz offensive schemes were oversimplified in NY, so i donโ€™t see him as helping the offense, which is still a need of the coaching staff.


The offense was fine when we won the championship. Maybe it's the players?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:14 am    Post subject:

https://t.co/SJ9PlA3NAf?amp=1

Really good interview from the Undefeated with Fiz. I forgot that he coached Gasol.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:16 am    Post subject:

hydrohead wrote:
Pretty clear that this was a LBJ position which went from Kidd to Fiz. By all accounts, the Fiz offensive schemes were oversimplified in NY, so i donโ€™t see him as helping the offense, which is still a need of the coaching staff.


if i had to guess it would have been Fitz anyways.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:23 am    Post subject:

hydrohead wrote:
Pretty clear that this was a LBJ position which went from Kidd to Fiz. By all accounts, the Fiz offensive schemes were oversimplified in NY, so i donโ€™t see him as helping the offense, which is still a need of the coaching staff.


Sometimes a coach is only as good as his players capabilities to be coached.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:32 am    Post subject:

So what is Fizdale's specialty?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:33 am    Post subject:

I think he's a good fit for the players and coaching staff.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:40 am    Post subject:

LakersChamps04 wrote:
So what is Fizdale's specialty?


Defense.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:44 am    Post subject:

Marc's definitely going back to Spain
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:45 am    Post subject:

Awesome! Yet another former head coach whose specialty is (supposedly) defense.

Giving us:
Vogel
Hollins
Fizdale

Offensive gurus:
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Great hire, Rob!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:52 am    Post subject:

Fizdale actually contributed a lot to opening up Miamiโ€™s offense and brought pace and space to Memphis. Heโ€™s a very good offensive mind who also happens to be defensively oriented as a head coach. Looks like a very good match because he will be simpatico with Vogel on defense, is known by and admired by LeBron, and can bring some offensive wrinkles to the team.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:59 am    Post subject:

Fiz is good. Maybe not head coach material, but def elite asst. coach. A winner and a coach that players like.

Oh, and his wife.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:02 am    Post subject:

He is definitely an upgrade over Kidd.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:11 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:13 am    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
Fizdale actually contributed a lot to opening up Miamiโ€™s offense and brought pace and space to Memphis. Heโ€™s a very good offensive mind who also happens to be defensively oriented as a head coach. Looks like a very good match because he will be simpatico with Vogel on defense, is known by and admired by LeBron, and can bring some offensive wrinkles to the team.

End thread after this super comment (that will likely be ignored by many).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:18 am    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Fiz is good. Maybe not head coach material, but def elite asst. coach. A winner and a coach that players like.

Oh, and his wife.


you know why it didnt work out for him in Memphis and NYK?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:19 am    Post subject:

More defense? We need an offensive specialist.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:35 am    Post subject:

Heard, heโ€™s a huge analytics guy!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:42 am    Post subject:

Hopefully he will bring more to the table than J-Kidd.
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