The Los Angeles Lakers just lost their lead assistant coach Jason Kidd. But the team made quick work to find his replacement – LeBron James' former assistant coach with the Miami Heat, David Fizdale.

The news on the Lakers hire was reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

David Fizdale was famously the top assistant for the Heat franchise that rose through the ranks along with long-time coach Erik Spoelstra. As the Miami Heat garnered success upon the arrival of LeBron James and Chris Bosh, Fizdale became a key figure in their coaching staff in making sure they maximized their star power. The Lakers are hoping he brings the same expertise for their own superstar tandem, while already having familiarity with LeBron himself.

Woj further detailed how Fizdale had no shortage of suitors before ultimately opting for the Purple & Gold.

Fizdale had been pursued for several lead assistant openings this off-season and will now join Frank Vogel’s staff with the Lakers. Fizdale was a longtime Miami Heat assistant who helped coach LeBron James under Erik Spoelstra.

While Fizdale had plenty of success as an assistant on the Heat with LeBron James, he failed to generate the same as a head coach. Hopefully he can thrive with his return to a supporting role with the Lakers.