Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Today’s (on)topic: Fizdale Fired
Memphis has fired coach David Fizdale, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 27, 2017
Wowza. After some disagreements (and probably a lot of other things behind the scenes) with Memphis Grizzlies All-Star, Marc Gasol, David Fizdale has been fired. Fiz was in just his second season with Memphis and helped them squeak into the playoffs last season. A majority of his coaching career has been that of the assistant variety, most notably with the Big 3-era Miami Heat earlier this decade.
Judging by the tweets that players sent out after the news broke, Fiz is beloved around the league. I would love for Fizdale to stroll the sideline at the new arena next season, what say you?
Today’s (off)topic: Podcasts
For whatever reason, today was the day that I decided to get into podcasts. I tried a few years back, but after a series of poor recommendations from trusted friends, I figured the podcast medium wasn’t for me. That all changed today as my first, and so far only, subscription has been to “Entry Level” by comedian Brooks Wheelan. I am currently open to recommendations of any genre, so let’s hear it!
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