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David Fizdale an option for Utah?

There have likewise been rumbles for months emanating from Salt Lake City that Jazz minority owner Dwyane Wade could push the team to consider Lakers assistant coach David Fizdale for the post after Wade’s years in Miami alongside Fizdale when he worked as an assistant under Erik Spoelstra. Knicks assistant coach Johnnie Bryant, meanwhile, is a known favorite of Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, but Ainge’s appetite for putting Mitchell’s interests first is in question after Utah catered heavily to Mitchell (trading for his childhood friend Eric Paschall and revamping the athletic training staff to Mitchell’s specifications) before Ainge’s hiring on Dec. 15.
In an early-season film session, assistant coach David Fizdale challenged Westbrook on his shot selection, and the two had an animated exchange, sources said. That was one of the instances when Westbrook was challenged by a coach or teammate, and the style the coaching staff envisioned for Westbrook did not match what took place on the court.
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Phil Handy would have taken over as Lakers interim head coach?

Chris Haynes on Lakers coaching situation: Definitely Lakers were considering making a move. Sources told me at that time, if there was going to be an interim coach to take over… I think a lot of people probably would assume it was going to be David Fizdale, but I had a lot of people telling me that it would have been Phil Handy to take over as interim coach.
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