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New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale responds to Kevin Durant’s recent comments knocking the organization’s ability to be cool.

This week, Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant made an appearance on Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning. In the interview, the veteran, who’s nursing a ruptured Achilles sustained in June’s NBA Finals, was asked about the New York Knicks‘ inability to land big-name free agents.

“That whole brand of the Knicks to them is not as cool as let’s say the Golden State Warriors or even the Lakers or the Nets now. The cool thing right now is not the Knicks,” Durant said.

On Wednesday, Knicks head coach David Fizdale responded to those comments from the 10-time All-Star, per Chris Iseman of North Jersey.

“All I know is every day somebody outside our organization is talking about us, and I’m flattered,” the second-year Knicks coach said.

The Knicks failed to land superstars such as Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard this past Summer.

Durant and Irving passed on the Knicks this offseason to ink four-year deals with Brooklyn. The former Thunder and Warrior star also mentioned that Nets fans shouldn’t expect him to suit up this season. That means Irving, and young players such as Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen will have to lead that group this season.

The Nets are slated to begin their preseason schedule against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. ET. The game is set to take place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shangai, China.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.