David Fizdale Rumors

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Fizdale said he has been impressed with this season’s growth by Heat center Hassan Whiteside, whom he helped mentor the previous two seasons “Oh, man, he’s a stat-sheet stuffer. He’s impactful,” he said. “You have to honor him at the rim on both ends of the floor. But to me what I see is a more consistent Hassan Whiteside, a guy that’s really dominant on more nights than not.”
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Fizdale began the trip with a film session that embarrassed everyone on the team. He ended the eight-day jaunt by admonishing his troops during the middle of the Dallas game for taking the opponent too lightly and resting on their laurels. Each time, Fizdale’s message clearly resonated. “We didn’t want to have any letdown,” Griz forward Chandler Parsons said. “It shows a sign of maturity for us. It doesn’t matter who we’re playing if we bring intensity on the defensive end like we did (Friday night against Dallas) we’re going to be tough to beat. It’s not always going to be pretty.”