The New York Knicks will be looking for a new head coach sooner rather than later. After Sunday’s blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team president and general manager hinted at a coaching change.
This comes to no surprise considering the Knicks are 2-8 and not playing to their potential. The entire roster has new players that should make the team competitive. The Knicks have shown glimpses of what they’re capable of but the bad outweigh the good in this scenario.
David Fizdale is being held responsible for this disaster start of the season. His decisions throughout the first 10 games have fans scratching their heads. Fizdale has untimely substitutions that ruin the flow of the game and inconsistent lineups. Their defense is atrocious and they are constantly out-rebounded.
There seems to be no fire or energy with this Knicks team. Coach Fizdale had more energy when the team won 17-games as compared to this season.
Marcus Morris said that Fizdale puts them in the right position to win. Maybe lose is more like it. It doesn’t seem like those comments hold true with how this team is playing.
Someone needs to be the scapegoat for this terrible start. Unfortunately, Fizdale is going to be it.
The New York Knicks need to change something quick. There is no excuse for how they’ve been playing with their talent. It’s the coaches job to get the players up for the games and make necessary changes when things aren’t going the right way. In this case, a coaching change could be wants needed.
With Fizdale coaching every minute for his job now, expect to see a little more fire in him. He will try to correct the numerous flaws in this team quickly to save his job.