It's safe to say that the Memphis Grizzlies are dedicated in finding a new head coach.

Just a day after it was reported that the Grizzlies had interviewed Hall-of-Famer Patrick Ewing for their head coaching vacancy, Marc J. Spears of ESPN says that Memphis has also received permission to interview Miami Heat assistant coach David Fizdale:

Spears goes into a little bit of detail regarding Fizdale's coaching background:

The 41-year-old coach graduated from the University of San Diego and began his career as an assistant coach with the program in 1998. He has served as an assistant coach on the Heat's coaching staff since Erik Spoelstra was hired back in 2008. When Ron Rothstein retired from his coaching career, Fizdale became Miami's associate head coach.

This continues a trend of the Grizzlies being interested in hiring assistant coaches as their new coach. The recently fired Dave Joerger had been an assistant on Memphis' coaching staff before being promoted to the head coaching position in 2013.

Because of Fizdale's lengthy experience as an assistant in the NBA, it's been expected that he'll get a head coaching job in the near future.

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