Who is David Fizdale?

David Fizdale is an American competent basketball coach. He is the head coach of the NBA (National Basketball Association) for the New York Knicks. David was born on June 16, 1974, in Los Angeles, California. David previously worked for the Memphis Grizzlies as the head coach. Also, he served for the Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors, and Miami Heat as an assistant coach.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameDavid Fizdale
ProfessionBasketball Coach
Birth DateJune 16, 1974
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California
Star SignCapricorn
Mother's NameHelen Hamilton
WifeNatasha Sen
Net Worth$20 million

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David was born with the birth sign Capricorn. He holds an American nationality. David grew up with his mother Helen Hamilton, along with his two siblings; a brother and a sister. His family encourages and supported him in his NBA dreams. However, his father did not play a significant role in his life. His mother was African-American while his father was Caucasian. David’s grandfather Robert Hamilton, played the role of father for him.


David enrolled in Fremont High School, in Los Angeles. During his high school, he played for the school’s basketball team as a point guard. Later, he enrolled in the University of San Diego and certified with the degree of B.A. in communication and a minor in sociology.

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David Fizdale worked as an assistant coach from 2003 to 2016 for the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat. During his reign with the Miami Heat, at the 2013 Rising Stars Challenge, he coached a squad chosen by Shaquille O’Neal, “Team Shaq”, during the NBA All-Star Weekend. However, his team was defeated by “Team Chuck” by 163-135. David became an associate head coach after the reshuffle of the Heat’s coaching staff as Ros Rothstein decided to retire from his coaching career.

On May 29, 2016, David became the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies. He drove the team to have a record of 49-39 in the 2016-17 season. Moreover, they attained the Western Conference playoffs. Sadly, the team suffered from eight consecutive losses and a publicized fourth-quarter. This led David to be fired from the team on November 27, 2017. 

Eventually, David became the head coach of the New York Knicks on May 7, 2018. He signed a four-year contract with the organization. 

Personal Life of David Fizdale

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David is a married man. He married to Natasha Sen. Natasha is 11 years younger than her, and is of Indian descent and has Canadian nationality. The couple met while he was an assistant coach at San Diego. They engaged in 2013. In 2014, they tied a knot at the luxurious in San Diego of California, named Hotel Del Coronado. Many high profiles NBA stars were spotted as a guest in the ceremony.

David was previously married. Also, he has an adult son from an earlier relationship. His son’s name is Kyle Jackso, born in 1993.

Net Worth

David Fizdale, along with earning massive popularity, has been able to earn a good amount of money, His previous earning was between $2 million and $3.5 million. His net worth is about $20 million.