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Grizzlies players pledge to collectively reimburse David Fizdale’s fine

David Fizdale
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale’s epic rant after Monday’s Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs has paid dividends. Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley sent his coach a ‘Thank you’ text at 4 AM Tuesday morning and said that the players would collectively reimburse Fizdale’s fine.

That fine came down Wednesday to the tune of $30,000 — money Fizdale likely considers to be well-spent.

His rant about the Grizzlies getting just 15 free throws — less than Kawhi Leonard on his own — despite outscoring San Antonio in the paint by 10, will help Memphis out in Game 3 as well.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.