New York Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry address the media after Sunday’s loss to Cleveland.
And just like that, the New York Knicks‘ 2019-20 season is headed down the drain. After signing a multitude of new players this past offseason, the team has started off the year 2-8 through the first 10 matchups.
They’re currently last in the Eastern Conference and tied with the Golden State Warriors for the worst record in the entire league.
I guess you can say the team hit a new low after suffering a blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night. There have been many “new lows” for this organization in recent years, so how can you really tell anymore?
Steve Mills and Scott Perry address the media after a bad loss to Cleveland
"We're not happy with where we are" pic.twitter.com/RM4tlZrBfa
— SNY (@SNYtv) November 11, 2019
“We’re not happy with where we are,” Mills said. “This is not where we expected to be at this point, 10 games in.
“[Owner] Jim [Dolan] still believes in the plan that we put together, but he’s as passionate as we are about this. He would want us to have better results on the floor as well,” Mills added. “But I think Jim is a fan and believes in what we’re doing. But he as the same kind of expectations that we have. This is really about how we feel about what we should be doing and what we should be delivering as a group and we all take responsibility for that.”
Perry then went on to speak about the effort and consistency issues within this ballclub. They’re what’s contributing greatly to this awful start.
“I think the lack of consistency. For the most part, you’ve seen it, but you see sporadic efforts too,” Perry said. “And that’s what we talked about as we sat during this game and one of the reasons why we wanted to come out and address you guys. We got to be consistent in all areas of the game, starting with effort.”
The Knicks’ next step in their current “plan” could be to part ways with head coach David Fizdale. The second-year coach is now 19-73 since his hiring prior to the 2018-19 season.
According to reports on Monday from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the firing of Fizdale could be right around the corner.