New York Knicks Fire David Fizdale As Terrible Season Continues
The circus that is the New York Knicks will outlive all of us.
In typical Knicks fashion, Friday afternoon was an interesting one. Head Coach David Fizdale ran a two-hour practice, spoke to the media about making major starting line-up changes, and shortly after, he was fired from his post, relieved of his duties after a 4-18 start to the season.
Knicks fired coach David Fizdale, league source tells ESPN.
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“I don’t think about that stuff. I don’t think about it at all. … Every day is I come in here,” Fizdale said Friday after practice before being axed by the team. “Even if we were on a 16-game winning streak, I would be going about it the same damn way. Just focused on that. I think it keeps my mind clear and it allows me to keep them in a good space where they’re connected and that they’re fighting for each other.”
Fizdale won just 21 of 104 games as the head coach of the Knicks and most recently endured back-to-back 30-plus point defeats. Fizdale’s lead assistant, Keith Smart was let go as well.
Since re-joining the organization as president in 2013, Fizdale marks Steve Mills’ fifth head coaching firing. Mike Miller, the team’s G League affiliate head coach will take over as the interim bench boss.