Grizzlies Players Will Cover Coach David Fizdale’s Fine for His Awesome Post-Game Rant
Following the team’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Grizzlies coach David Fizdale went on a pretty epic tirade on the quality of officiating in a game that saw Kawhi Leonard go to the line 19 times, while his entire team made it there only 15 times. For his troubles, Fizdale was fined $30,000.
His players had his back, however, telling him almost instantly that he wouldn’t have to cover that fine:
re: Fizdale rant/fine: Mike Conley sent Fiz a ‘Thank you’ text Tuesday at 4 am, and said players will collectively reimburse Fiz.
— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) April 19, 2017
Mike Conley on David Fizdale’s $30K “take that for data” fine: “We told him right away, you’re not going to have to pay that.”
— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) April 19, 2017
Oh, and whether or not you’ve already watched the rant, here it is, so watch it again. It’s really marvelous. One for the ages.
That’s a coach who cares about his players right there. The Grizzlies players owe him one, and they know it.