David Fizdale is a professional basketball coach who is currently working as the head coach of New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association, NBA. He was also the former head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies from 2016 until 2017 when got fired in November due to his feud with the team’s veteran center, Marc Gasol.
Besides his profession, David Fizdale is married to beautiful Natasha Sen who has suddenly become an internet sensation not just for her husband’s popularity in the NBA, but for something much more as you’re about to find out.
Who Is David Fizdale’s Wife, Natasha Sen?
Natasha Sen became the wife of David Sean Fizdale in 2014 when he was still an assistant coach for the Miami Heat. Their marriage made headlines as Sen is regarded as the sexiest coaching wife in the NBA.
Born on June 10, 1985, of Indian ethnicity and a Canadian, Natasha Sen lived part of her childhood in India and moved around a lot as one whose stepfather was in the army. She attended college in Ontario where she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in marketing and creative design, precisely from OCAD University in 2008 and lived in Toronto for more than a decade before her marriage.
Since moving to Memphis with her husband, Sen has founded her personal brand called The Creative Penny, a marketing and design agency. Before that, she was appointed as Marketing Director of Majestic Properties, one of the largest boutique Real Estate firms in South Florida.
It was with her extensive experience in marketing with the firm that she set up her very own business (The Creative Penny) where she now functions as the CEO and creative director.
Besides all that, she is a passionate dog rescue advocate and has adopted five dogs.
Marriage to David Fizdale
David Fizdale proposed and married his wife Natasha at the luxurious Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California. The grand ceremony was conducted on the beach among family and friends. Big names like Dwyane Wade and his then-fiancee, Gabrielle Union, Jenine and Juwan Howard, Johanna Gomez and Steve Stowe, and Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra were all spotted as some of the NBA weekend getaway guests.
On the eve of the wedding, precisely during the rehearsal dinner, guests were treated to the Indian traditional style Henna party, as well as a sandcastle and romantic bonfire night at the beach.
David Fizdale’s Family
Fizdale’s family is made up of his mother Helen Hamilton, wife, Natasha Sen and son, Kyle Jackson who he had with a former partner. The New York Knicks head coach was raised by both his mother Helen and grandfather, Robert Hamilton who was shot and killed in 1994.
Speaking in an interview when he worked his first game as an NBA head coach, Fizdale said although his dad wasn’t a big part of his life, other family members “picked up,” especially his grandfather who was a big part of that, teaching him how to be a man, what that entailed and what it meant.
Meanwhile, he had a humble beginning, from a sanitation worker to NBA coach in two generations; and from hanging on the back of the truck to hanging out with Dwyane and LeBron. His mother worked as a maintenance dispatcher at Los Angeles International Airport and his late grandfather was a Los Angeles sanitation worker.
Quick Facts about David Fizdale
Before coming to fame, Fizdale was a point guard at Fremont High School and later attended the University of San Diego on scholarship graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications as well as a minor in sociology.
His coaching career began as an assistant coach serving under head coach Erik Spoelstra. He was the assistant coach for;
- San Diego (1998 to 2002);
- Fresno State (2002 to 2004);
- Golden State warrior (2003 – 2004);
- An assistant at the NBA level in Atlanta Hawks (2004- 2008);
- An assistant with the Miami Heat (2008 – 2016).
Then he became the head ball coach for the Memphis Grizzlies beginning in 2016 and was known as the tallest coach. His “take that for data” comment went viral on the internet, exactly on his first NBA postseason series as the head coach. His team was playing against the San Antonio Spurs.
As the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, Fizdale suffered eight consecutive losses in 2017 and got fired on November 27, 2017. According to the league source, the former Grizzlies coach was courted by the Suns and Knicks in the same month, before he chose to work on a four-year contract (2018 – 2022) with the Knicks.
It is not known what his net worth is, but in the course of his career in the NBA, the coach has earned a huge salary. His beautiful wife, Natasha Sen Fizdale is described as sexy, loving and supportive. Surprisingly, Fizdale is not only into coaching. Like his late grandfather, he also has interest in gardening as well.
Birth Day: June 16, 1974
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Birth Sign: Gemini
Education: University of San Diego (1992–1996)