The New York Knicks have officially fired head coach David Fizdale. In just his second season in New York, he had led the Knicks to a 4-18 record. As of Friday, that is the worst record in the Eastern Conference (second worst in the league to the Warriors 4-19).
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news on Friday afternoon.
Knicks fired coach David Fizdale, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 6, 2019
The firing came after a 129-92 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday. Their eighth loss in a row, and their second loss in a row in which they trailed by over 40 points.
Fizdale was hired in May of 2018, choosing New York over reported offers to coach Atlanta and Phoenix. His deal was good for four years before it was terminated. He spent one season and change coaching the Memphis Grizzlies before his tenure in Madison Square Garden.
Overall, he has collected a 21-84 record in New York. Knicks general manager Steve Mills was clear with his unhappiness toward the team’s record last month. He followed through on his reported “groundwork” to fire Fizdale this season.
The Knicks will try and improve with a new interim head coach as they face the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.
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