By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New York Knocks have fired head coach David Fizdale on Friday. He lasted a year and a half on the job.
During his tenure, the team went 21-83 during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 season. This season, the Knicks have gone 4-18.
The franchise is presently on an eight-game losing streak. The 4-18 record ties the franchise record for its worst losing streak.
Fizdale guided through Knicks to a 17-65 record last season during his first year with the franchise.
He is the first NBA coach to be fired this season. Fizdale appeared to be out recently when Scott Perry, GM, and Steve Mills, President, held a press conference after a game.
The Knicks underwent major offseason changes. This was in addition to the team’s third overall pick that they used to draft R.J. Barrett.
The team went on a spending spree in the off-season to add Wayne Ellington, Taj Gibson, Elfrid Payton, Bobby Portis, Julius Randle, Reggie Bullock, and Marcus Morris.
Besides Fizdale being fired, the team has also fired assistant coach Keith Smart. According to ESPN, assistant coaches Pat Sullivan and Mike Miller are the front-runners to be the interim head coach.
Despite being fired, Fizdale will still be paid by the Knicks. He initially signed a four-year, $22 million deal with the franchise in May 2018.