David Fizdale speaks out after Knicks’ embarrassing loss to Cavs
“I live in that sense of urgency. I don’t need anyone to speak to give me a sense of urgency. I’m not cruising through this thing acting like I’ve got a bunch of time to get a team together,” Fizdale said, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
After the 108-87 loss to the Cavs, Knicks president Steve Mills called for an impromptu press conference. He shared that he’s not happy with the current state of the team, though he remains confident in the plan he and general manager Scott Perry laid out.
Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry addressing media after blowout loss to Cavs. Mills: "We aren't happy where we are. This is not where we expected to be…(Jim Dolan) still believes in the plan that we put together." Knicks have lost 8 of 10 games.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 11, 2019
Pressure has been mounting on the Knicks after several lackluster seasons. The last time they qualified for the playoffs was in the 2012-13 season. Since then, the team has endured a host of coaching changes and piled up the losses.
In response to the pressure from die-hard Knicks fans, the organization picked up Fizdale last year. Fizdale holds a ton of NBA experience which includes two NBA titles as an assistant for the Miami Heat.
Fizdale’s hiring, coupled with the Knicks’ pickups through the draft and trade deals, bolstered the hopes of the fans. But so far, these changes haven’t resulted in wins. Now, ‘bockers fans have turned antsy.
Fizdale might need more than simple words of assurance to calm them down.