It has been reported by Stefan Bondy that Van Exel will join Fizdale’s staff as an assistant coach.
Everyone knows Nick Van Exel the player, what about as a coach?
- Head Coaching experience in G-League for Texas Legends (2015-16)
- Played in Golden State when Fizdale was an assistant (2003-04)
- Assistant coach to Fizdale in Memphis (2016-17)
Van Exel: “With [Fizdale], he coached me at Golden State. We had a pretty good relationship there. We’ve always kept in touch. Any time I would be in Atlanta, as a player, we spoke. Even as a coach, we spoke. Even when he went to Miami, we kept in contact and went out to eat a few times here and there. One thing I know about Coach Fizz is, he’s a winner. He’s been with Miami for a while, but he has a passion and a drive. I think he has a vision – a clear vision on what he wants to get done with these guys here. I like his vision.”