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Knicks set new franchise-worst record for longest losing streak in a season

Dennis Smith Jr., Knicks, David Fizdale

The New York Knicks are having one of their worst seasons in franchise history. Recently, they suffered their 17th loss in a row — the franchise’s longest losing streak in a season.

Per Ian Begley of ESPN, Monday’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers surpassed the previous record of 16 straight losses they tallied in the 2014-2015 season. They ended the regular season with just 17 wins — a franchise low.

The Knicks currently sport a 10-46 record for the worst record in the league. Fans anticipated a different season from their home team. After all, they made significant front office changes over the last few years, which included the firing of then head coach Jeff Hornacek, while Phil Jackson — the team’s president of basketball operations — agreed to leave after three years of service.

They hired David Fizdale as head coach — a veteran coach who was part of the Miami Heat championship squad in 2012 and 2013. But as the season progressed, Knicks fans got a harsh dose of reality: their team may need more than a season to get back to their winning ways.

But the good news for the Knicks is that they have a great chance at landing a top prospect come the NBA Draft. And with how things work in the NBA, sometimes a single player can turn the franchise around.