MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Keith Smart and Adam Mazarei as assistants on new coach David Fizdale’s staff.
The hires were announced Tuesday. Terms of the deals weren’t disclosed.
Smart and Fizdale worked together the last two seasons as assistant coaches with the Miami Heat. Smart previously was a head coach with the Sacramento Kings (2011-13), Golden State Warriors (2010-11) and Cleveland Cavaliers (2003). He also spent three seasons as head coach of the Continental Basketball Association’s Fort Wayne Fury. He made the winning shot in Indiana’s 1987 NCAA Tournament championship game over Syracuse.
Mazarei has been a player development assistant for the Grizzlies the last three seasons. His roles included assisting with advance and pro personnel scouting.