David Fizdale fired by Knicks
The New York Knicks were blown out at home on Thursday night for their eighth straight loss, and that was apparently the final straw for head coach David Fizdale.
The Knicks fired Fizdale on Friday. New York fell to 4-18 on the season with the 129-92 loss to the Denver Nuggets. The blowout came after the Milwaukee Bucks beat them by 44 points on Monday night. Several prominent reporters speculated that the Denver loss would be Fizdale’s final game with the Knicks, and that turned out to be the case.
The Knicks have arguably the worst roster in the NBA after they missed out on all of the big-name free agents over the summer, and firing Fizdale is the easiest “fix” they can make at the moment. The coach was in his second season with the team after going 17-65 last year.
There has been talk for quite some time that Fizdale would lose his job before the end of the season, though there was reportedly a reason the Knicks contemplated not making a move just yet. However, they’re on pace for another historically bad season and felt they could not stand pat.
Fizdale was given hardly anything to work with in New York, so there’s a chance other teams will give him the benefit of the doubt when he starts sending his resume around again.