The Memphis Grizzlies are ready to make another assistant coach a first-time NBA head coach after offering their job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
The person says Fizdale met with Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera on Wednesday in California and that the job had been offered. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Grizzlies are not commenting on specific candidates.
Yahoo! Sports first reported the offer.
Fizdale would replace Dave Joerger, fired May 7 after three seasons and three playoff berths. This would be Fizdale's first head coaching job. He has been with...