Knicks’ Steve Mills, Scott Perry don’t speak to media day after firing David Fizdale
New York Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry didn’t address the media on Saturday before the team’s game against the Indiana Pacers. It was strange since New York fired head coach David Fizdale on Friday.
Knicks interim head coach Mike Miller met with the media instead.
Never seen this before. The Knicks front office is not talking about the coaching change. Instead they threw out Mike Miller to answer questions. It was as awkward as you’d expect.
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) December 7, 2019
This is weird because Mills and Perry addressed the media for several minutes before Fizdale’s press conference following the team’s home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Nov. 10. Mills said he and Perry weren’t happy with how things were going, saying they expected the Knicks to be better.
In typical Knicks fashion, the franchise has handled this terribly. It’s not a surprise, though, since James Dolan is the worst owner in the NBA, maybe in all of sports.
New York is 4-18 on the season. They have the worst record in the East. The Knicks held a players-only meeting before the firing of Fizdale. The meeting was largely led by veteran Marcus Morris prior to Friday’s practice. The Knicks players talked about how the group had to play harder with Fizdale’s job on the line.
It didn’t matter in the end, though, as the Knicks fired Fizdale after Friday’s practice ended. As has been the case for years, New York is the laughingstock of the NBA at the moment.