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Baron Davis wants Knicks coaching gig, takes shot at ‘con artist’ Derek Fisher

Baron Davis, Derek Fisher, Knicks

Since 2014 after firing Mike Woodson, the New York Knicks have had five different head coaches. Because of that high amount of coaching turnover and lack of team success, former Knick Baron Davis wants to take over.

Despite only playing one season in New York (2011-12), Davis took to Twitter to respond to a comment urging the team to hire a modern head coach instead of “dinosaurs” like Tom Thibodeau. At the same time, the two-time All-Star called out NBA veteran and former Knicks head coach Derek Fisher for being a “con artist.”

Fisher took over as head coach of the Knicks in 2014, fresh off retirement after 18 seasons in the NBA. While many believed Fisher had what it takes to be a successful NBA head coach, it simply did not turn out that way as he didn’t even last two full seasons with the team.

During his time with the Knicks, Fisher went an uninspiring 40-96. However, things haven’t gotten much better since Fisher’s departure, as the team is 107-233 and haven’t reached the postseason since the 2012-13 season.

Earlier in the 2019-20 season, the Knicks fired second-year head coach David Fizdale after just 22 games and then hired Mike Miller as the team’s interim head coach. Miller led the Knicks to a 17-27 record before the season was postponed in March.

Currently, it appears that the Knicks are interested in hiring  Thibodeau even though team president Leon Rose has repotedly been “impressed by Miller”

As for Baron Davis, the former star has been out of the NBA since 2012 but has continued to play in leagues such as the Drew League, the NBA D-League and Ice Cube’s BIG3.