As of this writing, we are several days removed from the Grizzlies firing of Head Coach David Fizdale, and the reaction around the league's been startling.
Players past and present, and the basketball community in general, have come to the defense of the embattled coach, blaming everything from the front office, to Marc Gasol. Even Chandler Parsons (I'm looking at you Steven Jackson) has caught some flak for the team’s decision to part ways with Fizdale just 19 games into the 2017-18 season, and on the heels of a 43-39 2016-17 which garnered a playoff berth.
Some see this as a necessary move considering the circumstances, while others view it as a knee jerk reaction based around a broken relationship involving Gasol.
The real question here is: Which narrative is right? While I can't conclusively answer that, I will attempt to provide my take on the situation and, to some degree, both of those are right. I know that is not a conclusive answer, but it is the correct one.
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