Under-the-radar candidates to replace David Fizdale as coach of Knicks
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Dec 10, 2019,
Dec 10, 2019, 0:23
Earlier this week, twenty-two games into the season, the New York Knicks fired head coach David Fizdale and assistant coach Keith Smart, after a 4-18 start. NY also has two other assistants (Kaleb Canales and Jud Buechler) who will be asked to step up with Fizdale and former assistant coach Keith Smart gone.
You have probably heard the big-name candidates like Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy and Kenny Smith, especially since they all have big profiles now as regulars on television and have ties to either NY or the Knicks.
Fizdale was hired by the franchise as head coach in May of 2018 after signing a four-year deal with the team. His.202 winning percentage with the team is the fifth-worst with a single team, with a minimum of 100 games, over the last 30 National Basketball Association seasons.
An issue with luring prospective coaches, as one Eastern Conference scout tells CNBC, is that a coaching job under owner Jim Dolan is considered by many in the league to be a "terrible" position. "I wish only the best to the entire Knicks organization and to the City of NY and I am excited about the journey that lies ahead". Prior to latching on in the NBA's developmental league, Miller coached in the collegiate ranks for over two decades.
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The wintry mix will continue into Sunday morning, but as the day warms up it will turn into rain in the afternoon, Martin said. The Mid-Hudson Valley, Western Sullivan and DE counties 7 to 14 inches of snow , with some parts seeing higher amounts.
NY dismissed Fizdale on Friday, with the Knicks a conference-worst 4-18 for the season amid an eight-game losing streak.
One way or another, the much-maligned Knicks need yet another makeover. Miller has been named the interim head coach, so it's possible that he could take over permanently if he does a great job.
The Knicks were so sure that David Fizdale absolutely, positively had to go that they made him report to work on Friday, run a practice and address the media.