New Memphis Grizzlies Coach, David Fizdale Eager to Implement Championship Swagger

A new sheriff in town will employ the ultimate culture in an unfamiliar place.

New Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale won a few championships with his then-Miami Heat, but he said it didn’t stop there. At the Memphis Grizzlies Media Day, Fizdale, in fact, will bring the championship culture from the Heat to his new team: the Grizzlies.

“I think if you walk around the building you already see a lot of change here,” Fizdale said. “I want to institute a culture that doesn’t have anything to do with shots or minutes; it starts with the foundation of service. It has to do with guys having a growth mindset. I will harp on them to have championship professionalism.  I want them to carry themselves like a champion now so that when you get there it’s not a surprise. These are things that are important to me. I want them to be a servant