David Fizdale Rumors
The idea now is the Lakers are looking for their next head coach and going after a man who would appease LeBron James. “What coach has LeBron tweeted about most recently? What coach got fired this year and LeBron tweeted about him? Los Angeles native David Fizdale,” Windhorst said. “Now again, this may not be true, the Lakers may intend to keep him, but what I’m telling you is the way the events have gone down, like, I’ve got executives in my ear, I’ve got agents in my ear saying ‘Oh yeah, they’re going to hire David Fizdale.'”
LaVar Ball might have been right after all. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Lakers do not support Luke Walton, and NBA executives and agents suspect David Fizdale will be Walton’s replacement. From the Rich Eisen Show (starting at 0:50): “Whatever you want to say about LaVar Ball, he has smoked out the fact that the Lakers do not support Luke Walton. And that is now crystal clear. And there are now guys out there wondering openly to me—executives, coaches, agents—who the Lakers are going to hire as their next coach. Because that has been revealed here: That they do not have unconditional support for Luke. I got executives in my ear, I got agents in my ear, saying, ‘Oh yeah, they’re probably going to hire David Fizdale.’”
Did you and Gasol ever have a conversation about Fizdale’s firing? Mike Conley: We talked. I think Marc’s intentions are solely about the team. He didn’t want any of this to happen. I didn’t think so. It was also frustrating for all of us. It was tough for Marc, myself and probably the older guys on the team who have built this foundation to see the state that we are in.