Hawks the latest team to interview Fizdale

Former Grizzlies coach David Fizdale has beciome a candidate for the Hawks opening.

Former Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale will interview with the Atlanta Hawks, according to the New York Times.

Fizdale has also been linked to coaching openings with the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns. But for the time being, the Hawks have considerably less known candidates than either of those franchises.

Fizdale was fired 19 games into this season, his second with the Grizzlies. He was a longtime assistant under Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra before that.

The Hawks parted ways with Mike Budenholzer last week after five seasons. Budenholzer is considered a strong candidate with the Knicks after removing himself from consideration with the Suns.