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Dwyane Wade calls David Fizdale underrated

Miami Heat veteran guard Dwyane Wade knows David Fizdale well. So much so, in fact, him calling the New York Knicks coach underrated comes with credibility.

And that’s exactly what happened when Dwyane Wade was asked about underrated coaches during an interview with Bloomberg. While other guys were mentioned, Wade’s direct connection of working with Fizdale while he was an assistant with the Heat carries weight.

Bloomberg: What coaches in the league are underrated?

Wade: Obviously Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens. He’s one of the best young coaches in our game, a mastermind of the game of basketball. A lot of people talk about Gregg Popovich in San Antonio, rightfully so. He’s incredible. We have a good young coach in Miami, Erik Spoelstra. The New York Knicks have a great young coach now in David Fizdale. So I’m excited about what he does here in New York. There’s a lot of great basketball minds, but you’ve got to be able to talk to the players about where they’re at and know how to coach them to where they need to be.

With the 2018 NBA Draft looming — or over, depending on what time you’re reading this — the new era of the New York Knicks, with Fizdale manning the helm is officially underway.