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There's more to the Grizzlies' boss than memes

Memphis rookie coach DAVID FIZDALE became a folk hero for his postgame rant after a Game 2 loss. But he's also shone on the court, where the seventh-seeded Grizzlies split the first four games with the Spurs. Fizdale, who has been unafraid to tinker with his lineups all season, matched wits with Gregg Popovich while also squeezing important performances out of Wayne Selden, Andrew Harrison and James Ennis. Pulling his banged-up team out of an 0--2 hole speaks to Fizdale's skill as a motivator.