In the NBA, some coaches are hired to be fired, but this might have taken it to a new level as the Memphis Grizzlies have reportedly fired head coach David Fizdale.

And there is already an interim head coach that’s been named:

Apparently, this wasn’t as sudden for some people though as Jonathan Givony — who works with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski — believes that the relationship between star center Marc Gasol and Fizdale had been fizzling for some time.

Fizdale was 50-51 in his career as a head coach and took the team to the playoffs last year as the eighth seed. However, the 7-12 start and losing 11 of the last 13 games just wasn’t going to cut it for the Grizzlies. However, the Grizzlies have been without star guard Mike Conley because of a sore Achilles tendon and that is a big reason they’ve been on a slide.

Report: NBA team shockingly fires its coach not even 20 games into the season Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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