David Fizdale Biography

( 1974 - )
December 22, 2019
First published on:November 24, 2018
by Jack Ol

Facts of David Fizdale

Date of Birth: 1974, June 16
Age: 45 years old
Birth Name David Sean Fizdale
Birth Place Los Angeles, California
Famous Name David Fizdale
Horoscope Capricorn
Father Helen Hamilton
Mother Helen Hamilton
Net Worth $20 million
Salary $10.2 million
No. of Twitter Followers 28.5K
No. of Instagram Followers 183K
Position in Team Shooting guard
Current team New York Knicks
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Profession Former basketball coach
Famous for basketball coach
Currently Working For New York Knicks
University attended University of San Diego
School attended Fremont High School
Currently Married Yes
Married to Natasha Sen
Children Kyle Jackson
Tatto(s) Not Available

David Fizdale is an American professional basketball coach for the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2019, he is currently coaching for the New York Knicks as their head coach. He had coached for other teams like San Diego, Fresno State, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat as an assistant coach and Memphis Grizzlies as a head coach.

 As of 2019, the net worth of David Fizdale is around $20 million. Furthermore, the head coach is married and blessed with a child together with his wife. 

Net Worth, Salary, and Contract

The forty-four-year-old basketball coach has an estimated net worth of around $20 million as of 2019. Back in 2016, he penned a four-year contract with the Grizzlies as head coach worth $10.2 million. He earned about $2 million in his first two seasons and but was fired after two years.

David Fizdale house in Memphis SOURCE: virtualglobetrotting

Fizdale then signed a 4-year deal with New York Knicks in 2018. The deal believed to be worth $22 million will pa him $5.5 million on average annually.

The Knicks coach owns a house in Memphis.

Married to Natasha

David is a happily married man. He married his wife Natasha Sen at the luxurious Hotel Del Coronado located at San Diego of California in 2014.  Many famous NBA stars like Dwyane Wade were spotted in the ceremony as guests. This was his second marriage.

CAPTION: David's wedding with Natasha SOURCE: Hot Hot Hoops

David has a son Kyle Jackso from his former relationship. His previous fiancée Gabrielle Union also appeared in his second marriage ceremony. 

The present wife of David; Natasha is a founder of her personal brand “The Creative Penny” a marketing and design agency. Before that, she was the marketing director of one of the largest boutique real estate firms; Majestic properties in South Florida.

Early Life

David Fizdale was born on June 16, 1974, in Los Angeles, California to mother Helen Hamilton. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to an African-American ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Gemini.

David Fizdale attended Fremont High School in Los Angeles where he played for his high school basketball team as a point guard. After completing high school, he enrolled at the University of San Diego and graduated with B.A in communication and a minor in sociology.

Professional Career

David Fizdale started his pro-NBA coaching career as an assistant coach for San Diego as an assistant coach from 1998 to 2002. Similarly, he also coaches Fresno State from 2002 to 2004 as an assistant.

In 2003, David Fizdale joined Golden State Warrior for a year to coach as an assistant. After that, he was appointed by Atlanta Hawks for four years till 2008 and then by Miami Heat until 2016 as an assistant coach.

During this, he helped LeBron and company to win two championships in 2012 and 2013. Furthermore, he coached “Team Shaq” at Rising Stars Challenge during the NBA all-star Weekend in 2013 but got defeated.

On May 29, 2016, David signed a contract with Memphis Grizzlies as the head coach. His contract with Grizzlies didn’t last long. Due to the eight consecutive losses and a publicized fourth-quarter benching of Marc Gasol, he was fired from the team on November 27, 2017.

CAPTION: David coaching his team during game time SOURCE: Grizzly Bear Blues

Later on, David joined New York Knicks on May 7, 2018, signing a four-year deal. Now he is coaching the players like Ron Baker, Lance Thomas, Joakim Noah and so on.

During his first NBA postseason series as a head coach against the San Antonio Spurs, he went viral from the post-game rant about officiating punctuated with the statement “take that for data”.

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