Rumor: Knicks front office under the impression their jobs are safe after meeting with James Dolan
The front office duo of Steve Mills and Scott Perry have recently been in the hot seat in the wake of a 2-9 start to the season. However, a recent meeting on Monday with owner James Dolan left both men under the impression that their jobs would be safe as long as the New York Knicks showed some level of progress this season, according to SNY’s Ian Begley.
Head coach David Fizdale has been brought up as the potential “fall guy” for this poor start to the season, as Mills was rumored to have whispered to Dolan that he feels he gave him a competent roster that has so far underachieved.
Following those reports, the feeling that all three (Fizdale, Mills, and Perry) could be under fire if the Knicks continue to struggle heavily increased, marking the potential of a Fizdale dismissal before the end of the season and a front office exit at the end of 2019-20.
Dolan hasn’t been afraid to pay coaches after moving on from them, doing so with Mike Woodson, Derek Fisher, and Jeff Hornacek — the three coaches that came before Fizdale.
The Knicks will have to right this poor start for any of the aforementioned to save their jobs though, considering patience is running thin in The Big Apple.