New York Knicks president Steve Mills is reportedly beginning the groundwork in order to eventually part ways with head coach David Fizdale.
Is David Fizdale on his way out as the New York Knicks head coach? He may have already been, considering the Knicks are off to a bad start once again (2-8 as of Sunday). But according to reports, his exit could actually be right around the corner and sooner than we originally imagined.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, sources close to the team have noted that president Steve Mills is laying down the foundation for the eventual firing of Fizdale. This comes after the team succumbed to a blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Fizdale, now in his second season with the Knicks, is 19-73 since the organization hired him.
After Sunday’s defeat, Mills and general manager Scott Perry held an impromptu press conference, which isn’t a common event whatsoever.
“Scott and I are not happy with where we are right now,” Mills said, per Wojnarowski. “We think the team is not performing to the level that we anticipated or we expected to perform at, and that’s something that we think we collectively have to do a better job of delivering the product on the floor … ”
The Knicks, despite signing numerous new faces this past offseason, are already the worst team in the Eastern Conference. They’re tied with the Golden State Warriors for the worst record in the entire league at the moment.
It’s unclear when the Knicks front office will part ways with Fizdale. But, just be aware, it could very much be forthcoming. New York will take on the 3-7 Bulls in Chicago on Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET.