The American professional basketball coach, David Fizdale, recently served for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He had spent almost 20 years working as an assistant coach for several NBA as well as college teams. Till now, he served as an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors, and Miami Heat.
Furthermore, he had served as the head coach for the Memphis Grizzlies for a year in 2016. Back in his school days, he grew up into an excellent point guard and later marked his career as a basketball coach. However, before establishing his career as a coach, he had a job as a video game intern for the Miami Heat of the NBA in 1997. Let us scroll over to know more information on his personal or professional life.
Caption: The head coach, David Fizdale.
David Fizdale: Bio, Family, Education
The basketball coach was born on 16 June 1974Los Angeles, California. Further, his white father has left them while he was a kid, and no information on him. Moreover, his parental grandparents have been an integral part of his life from a young age.
From a young age, he was exposed to a violent environment and lose his close ones to gun violence. Further, he is an alumnus of John C. Fremont High School where he played as a point guard of the school basketball team. After that, he went on to join the University of San Diego and obtained his B.A. degree in communications with a minor in sociology.
David Fizdale: Career & Life Achievements
During his college days, he had played as a basketball player and later began his career as a head coach. Furthermore, he had played four seasons from 1992 to 1996 with the San Diego Toreros. In his university career play, Fizdale appeared in 93 games in total, with 2.6 field goals per game, 4.1 2-point field goals per game, and 8.0 points per game. He was included in All-West Coast Conference during his senior season as well as registered seven assists on average.
After that, he started his career as a basketball coach in his alma mater from 1998 to 2002, before that, he interned at the Miami Heat video department. In 2002, he joined Fresno State as an assistant coach and after a year, he left to join Golden State Warriors working under head coach Eric Musselman. Then from 2004 to 2008, he served for the Atlanta Hawks as part of its coaching team.
Fizdale worked with Miami Heat from 2008 to 2016 with an eight-season-long tenure. And he later became an associate head coach and he helped Miami win two NBA Championships in 2012 and 2013. He joined the Memphis Grizzlies in March 2016 as its head coach. But he was fired from the team in November 2017 due to frequent losses in last season. After that, he began to serve as the head coach of the New York Knicks and signed a four-year deal. However, he was fired from the position after a loss to their season in December 2019.
David Fizdale: Personal Life & Girlfriend
He has married Natasha Sen who owns the Creative Penny as well as its creative principal. She has also experience in social media marketing and graphic design. Born on 10 June 1985, she is 11 years younger than her husband. She has an Indian descent and holds Canadian nationality. Moreover, her company aims the services providing branding and graphic design, event management, and social marketing.
Moving on, the couple first met while Fizdale was an assistant coach to the San Diego team. After dating for while, they engaged in 2013 and exchanged vows in August 2014. They wedded at a luxurious hotel in San Diego in an Indian-style wedding ceremony attended by NBA star Dwayne Wade of Miami Heat. On 3 June 2020, the duo announced of expecting a baby boy through Natasha’s social media page. Recently on the 4th of December 2020, she posted pictures of her newly born baby boy. In addition, David has one son named Kyle Jackson from his previous relationship.
Caption: David Fizdale and wife Natasha Sen.
David Fizdale: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He surely had made a hefty fortune from his work and invested in business ventures. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at around $1 million from his head coaching career. Additionally, he currently resides in a Mediterranean-style home worth $2.25 million in Calabasas with his family.
David Fizdale: Body Measurements
The head coach has an athletic body that stands to a height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.79 meters. other than this, he has not provided information on his body weight or body measurements. He further has a bald head with brown eyes.