AP Source: David Fizdale accepts offer as Grizzlies coach
MIAMI, FL - MAY 22: David Fizdale, assistant coach of the Miami Heat, directs his team against the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale has accepted the Memphis Grizzlies' offer to be their new head coach.
The person says Fizdale as accepted the offer after he met with Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera on Wednesday in California. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Grizzlies have not commented on the negotiations.
Yahoo! Sports first reported Fizdale has agreed to a four-year deal.
Fizdale replaces Dave Joerger, who was fired May 7 after three seasons and three playoff appearances. This will be Fizdale's first head coaching job. He has been with the Heat since the 2008-09 season and has been assistant head coach the past two seasons.
AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds contributed to this report.