Former New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale will join the LA Lakers as an assistant coach, multiple sources reported on Wednesday, June 30. It comes after the departure of Jason Kidd who has spent the last two seasons on the Lakers bench as an assistant coach. The Mavericks and Kidd have struck a deal to make him the next head coach in Dallas.
Fizdale previously worked for the Miami Heat with LeBron James during James’ four seasons in Miami. From 2008 to 2016, he worked as an assistant coach with the Heat under the direction of Erik Spoelstra, the second-oldest head coach in the NBA. So this move reunites him with James.
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Fizdale coached the Knicks from 2018-19, going 17-65 (0.207) in his first season before being sacked after a 4-18 start in his second. After being fired by the Knicks, the 47-year-old admitted to The Undefeated that he was “at the lowest level I’ve ever been from a sanity standpoint.” With this new mission in tow, here’s what you need to know about Fizdale’s worth.
What is David Fizdale’s net worth?
According to Player biography, Fizdale’s net worth has been pegged at $ 20 million, as of 2021. The coach, who is from Los Angeles, has a salary of $ 10.2 million. This information is corroborated by other sites like Idol Net Worth, although Biography Mask the pin at $ 15 million.
however, Idol Celebrities puts it even lower at $ 1.5 million – $ 5.5 million, so it’s hard to pinpoint exactly on the NBA coach’s earnings. However, it is safe to say that professional coaching is Fizdale’s main source of income and that he has amassed a considerable fortune throughout his work.
Several sources confirmed to The Commercial Appeal that the former Miami Heat assistant signed a four-year contract worth around $ 10.2 million to become the Grizzlies’ head coach, reported Hoopshype. Fizdale will receive $ 2 million in his first two seasons and $ 3 million in his third. The Grizzlies have a $ 3.25 million team option for a fourth year. Fizdale was announced as the Griz’s ninth head coach since the franchise moved to Memphis on Tuesday, June 29. Fizdale has been an assistant coach of the NBA for 13 years.
Fizdale, a Los Angeles native paid $ 2.25 million in July 2020 for a Mediterranean-style house in Calabasas, according to Los Angeles Times. Built in the ’90s, records suggest it’s almost half a million less than the original asking price. The double door entry and staircase are accented with wrought iron, and the family room has a custom built fireplace and wet bar with sink. A kitchen with a central island and a living room with vaulted ceilings are also noteworthy.
The two-story Mountain View Estates home, which is guarded, was recently remodeled and spans one-third of an acre. There are six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in this 6,200 square foot home. A walled back yard with a green lawn, a swimming pool and a spa is accessible by a terrace lined with columns. Inside, modernized living rooms feature sleek tones of black, white, and gray, and a clean white exterior and clay-tiled roof give the facade a Mediterranean feel.