Knicks coach David Fizdale misses practice for ‘personal reason’
With the New York Knicks currently set to try and snap their two-game losing streak when they face off against the Indiana Pacers tomorrow night, the team took to their practice courts today, albeit without their coach.
According to Steve Popper of Newsday, coach David Fizdale was not around during the Knicks practice on Thursday.
Fizdale was absent for a “personal matter,” which could mean any number of things, so hopefully for the team and coach, it isn’t anything too serious.
Despite missing the practice, Fizdale still aims to try and keep the Knicks on the right path as they head into the second half of the season, telling Newsday on Wednesday that they are “committed to not missing any steps” when it comes to speeding up the process of the team.
Currently, the Knicks find themselves in the basement of a notoriously less than competitive Eastern Conference.
At 10-31, the Knicks only have a better record than one team in the entire NBA, and are tied with the Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns for the second worst record in the league.
While superstar Kristaps Porizingis continues to rehab from a torn ACL, the Knicks seem content with developing the young players on their roster, as trade rumors surrounding players like Enes Kanter and Trey Burke have already begun swirling.
With the season about halfway over, it looks like Knicks fans will once again be anticipating the NBA Draft and the fate of the newly designed lottery, which could grant the Knicks a chance to draft Duke standout Zion Williamson.