Knicks fire David Fizdale after Eastern Conference-worst 4-18 mark


Assistant coach Becky Hammon reacts from the bench while playing the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on December 01, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.

Fizdale - who has been replaced by assistant Mike Miller on an interim basis - was appointed in 2018 and leaves the Knicks with a 21-83 overall record.

Friday, after the news of Fizdale's firing broke, World Peace took to Twitter to throw his name into the ring as a possible Knicks coaching candidate.

"According to a league source, the former New York Liberty guard would have interest in coaching the Knicks if she could land a long-term deal, with the belief a four- or five-year deal would be sufficient", the article reads.

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The New York Knicks have parted ways with head coach David Fizdale, leaving an opportunity for someone else to try fixing the franchise. 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. Unsurprisingly, Spoelstra agreed with Popovich's assessment that Fizdale wasn't given enough time to really make something happen in NY.

The six-time WNBA All-Star would bring years of experience as one of basketball's best point guards, as well as the pedigree of the Gregg Popovich coaching tree, which includes the likes of Mike Budenholzer, Monty Williams and Brett Brown.

"If I had gone to NY, that would've been me like three years ago". Since James Dolan's first full season as owner of the Knicks in 1999-2000, the franchise has had 12 head coaches, tied for the most in the league during that span. Join our Patreon now and support this work, while getting extra goodies and subscriber-only content for yourself.