Losses have been one of two constants throughout the decade for the New York Knicks. Aside from one good year In the 2010’s, the Knicks have been stuck in the bottom of the NBA. Think of all the high draft picks they have had in just the last five years, Kristaps Porzinigs, Kevin Knox, Frank Ntilikina, and now RJ Barrett.
Coach’s have come and gone. Mike D’Antoni, Mike Woodson, Derek Fisher, Kurt Rambis, Jeff Hornacek, and now David Fizdale. Switching through coaches has not helped the Knicks at all this decade.
The players have come and gone too. It feels as though every year the Knicks have a brand new roster, and are just turning over player after player. The majority of the guys on the team this year, will not be on the team next year. All the veterans from last year’s team, are gone and dispersed through the NBA and the unemployment line.
Changing the coach’s have not worked, changing the players have not worked, maybe James Dolan should try changing something else. The Front Office. The one constant through all the change and losses has been Steve Mills. I like Scott Perry, and I like what he has done, but this season has been brutal, even though this was somewhat expected. This is not Fizdale’s fault. While his rotations have not been the best, Fizdale is a good coach who is respected around the NBA. People around the NBA believe in Fizdale, and if he were to be fired today, he would land another job, unlike Fisher and Rambis. Fizdale can be good with the Knicks, he is a quality basketball coach, and is not the problem.
While I may have been in the minority and didn’t mind the Knicks moves, somebody has to fall if this season continues. It is time for that to be Steve Mills. Mills has been the only constant(besides Dolan) in this decade of losing. If somebody is getting fired for this season it should be Mills, not Fizdale.