Not only was Fizdale ousted, assistant coach Keith Smart was also let go.
This comes as now surprise to any Knicks fans. The Knicks are 4-18 and have the second worst record in the NBA. Their have been rumblings of firing Fizdale since November.
It all began when Steve Mills and Scott Perry said that ‘the framework has been laid out’ for the firing of coach Fizdale. In his tenure with the New York Knicks, Fizdale went 21-83 in not even a season and a half. That is a .201 winning percentage which is the worst in Knick history.
The Knicks were embarrassed in their last two games, losing by a combined 81 points. At one point last night, the Knicks were down 43 points to the Denver Nuggets. Boos rained down from the Garden and there were even some ‘Fire Fizdale’ chants.
The team has greatly under-performed and seem to be unmotivated to play for Fizdale despite players saying they back their coach.
Marcus Morris even declined to answer a question regarding the coaching after last night’s home court blowout.
The Knicks will now look to find someone who can motivate this team. They have more talent than last season but can’t find how to properly execute the correct way on both ends of the floor. Maybe, the next coach can get it out of these young and veteran players.