Marcus Morris reacts to Steve Mills’ impromptu presser after Knicks’ blowout loss to Cavs
Morris believes that they have the right tools to win, so the blame shouldn’t be put on head coach David Fizdale alone. For Morris, it is everyone’s job to be “better.”
Marcus Morris on Steve Mills and Scott Perry addressing the media after the Knicks fell to 2-8 on the season: pic.twitter.com/aWX883XGqD
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The Knicks are now 2-8 in the young NBA season despite huge expectations that they are headed to a better campaign after a poor 2018-19 run. After all, they bolstered their roster through pickups via the NBA draft and through trade deals. Their young guns, too, have gotten better over the summer.
The front office is very much aware of the expectations. Perhaps, that’s the main reason why Mills called for an impromptu press conference after the blowout loss.
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.
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Knicks fans have vehemently suggested that the solution lies in firing Fizdale. But as Morris said, the head coach is doing a good job in managing the team and their respective talents. Mills, too, is still confident in the coaching staff that they hired.
The front office is definitely feeling the pressure from their fans after years of dissatisfaction. Though the fans probably appreciate their words of assurance, at the end of the day, all they want is for their team to win and end the years of drought in basketball’s mecca.