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  • • Report: Sixers' Elton Brand candidate for Knicks GM job
    It sure looks like owner James Dolan and the New York Knicks are casting a wide net in their search for a new general manager. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sixers general manager Elton Brand is a candidate for the position. The insider goes on to note that Philadelphia is happy with the job Brand has done as GM. Whether that latter point is true remains to be seen. Brand...2020
  • • Report: Knicks coaches think Kevin Knox plays ‘soft’
    Kevin Knox has had a sophomore season to forget with the New York Knicks, and his conservative style of play is apparently doing him no favors. Marc Berman of the New York Post reported on Sunday that Knicks interim coach Mike Miller and his predecessor David Fizdale each thought the former No. 9 overall pick had a tendency to play “soft.” Berman also adds that Miller did not start Knox even after...2020
  • • Former Knicks coach says team needs a point guard who can shoot from deep
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by New York Knicks 🏀 (@nyknicks) on Mar 9, 2020 at 2:40pm PDT Who better to share some Knicks analysis than their recent former head coach? Here’s the New York Post reporting the words of David Fizdale: David Fizdale said he believes the Knicks need a point … Continue reading "Former Knicks coach says team needs a point guard who can shoot fro...2020
  • • Former Knicks coach David Fizdale takes shot at Nets over Atkinson firing
    David Fizdale can empathize with Kenny Atkinson’s situation, and now he is implying that the former Brooklyn Nets head coach did not have enough support from his players. In an recent appearance on ESPN Radio, the former New York Knicks coach gave his opinion on the firing of Atkinson in Brooklyn. “When it comes to players with power, your front office has to really be strong and your culture has ...2020
  • • Knicks president Leon Rose impressed with interim coach Mike Miller?
    Leon Rose will be leading the New York Knicks’ head coaching search in the coming weeks (or months) now that he has been hired as the team’s president, but it sounds as if there is at least a chance Rose may be satisfied enough with the job Mike Miller is doing. Miller was named the interim head coach of the Knicks back in December after they fired David Fizdale. The Knicks have gone 17-27 since M...2020
  • • Stan Van Gundy: 'No question' Nets' coaching opening more favorable than Knicks' job
    Asked Monday during an ESPN Radio appearance about the two NBA head coaching jobs in New York, former coach and current analyst Stan Van Gundy said there’s “no question” that the Nets‘ position is more favorable than the Knicks‘ opening, as Brian Lewis of The New York Post writes. “Of the two, the Nets are the better job. There’s no question about that right now,” Van Gundy said. “The organization...2020
  • • Stan Van Gundy wouldn't want to coach 'extremely dysfunctional' Knicks
    The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks are looking to fill vacant head coaching positions, but one former NBA head coach doesn't sound too interested in either job.  Stan Van Gundy, who has not coached in the NBA since being canned by the Detroit Pistons in 2018, said one of the two open positions is far better than the other.  “Of the two the Nets are the better job,” Van Gundy said on ESPN Radio,...2020
  • • Tom Thibodeau the favorite for Knicks head coach with Leon Rose aboard?
    One of basketball’s most well-known unemployed coaches could soon find himself back in the saddle. Frank Isola of ESPN reported on Monday that former Coach of the Year Tom Thibodeau would be among the favorites for the New York Knicks job if a coaching change is made. Isola notes that Thibodeau has been close with new Knicks president Leon Rose for two decades. The 62-year-old Thibodeau hasn’t coa...2020
  • • Tom Thibodeau reportedly serious candidate for Knicks’ job
    The New York Knicks are playing out yet another lost season under interim head coach Mike Miller after firing David Fizdale earlier in the season. New York heads into the unofficial second half of the season with a 17-38 record and has been a complete laughingstock. Already looking ahead to the offseason, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported on Wednesday that former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwo...2020
  • • Report: Cavaliers, John Beilein likely to part ways by Wednesday
    Less than a year after hiring him, the Cleveland Cavaliers and John Beilein are reportedly prepared to part ways by Wednesday, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Cavaliers are in advanced discussions with Beilein to mutually part ways, per The Athletic. As part of the resolution, which is expected to be reached on Wednesday, Beilein will leave the remainder of his contract behind to step away ...2020

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  • • Elfrid Payton's role as Knicks' point guard seem to be inevitable
    Interim coach Mike Miller made his first change to the Knicks‘ starting lineup last night, inserting Elfrid Payton at point guard in place of Frank Ntilikina, writes Steve Popper of Newsday. It’s a move that seemed inevitable, as Payton’s role has increased since Miller took over for David Fizdale seven games ago. Ntilikina provides better defense, but Payton speeds up the offense and gets everyon...2019
  • • Finally healthy, point guard Elfrid Payton is impressing Knicks
    Elfrid Payton is finally healthy again after battling hamstring woes and the point guard is impressing during his first season with the Knicks. “He’s played so well. He’s had such a good command,” coach Mike Miller said (via Peter Botte of the New York Post). “I think I might have said this (Wednesday) and the day before, but he’s helping his teammates a lot.” There is more to report on the Knicks...2019
  • • Tim Hardaway Sr.: Porzingis' desire to leave Knicks led to son's trade
    Tim Hardaway Sr. blames Kristaps Porzingis‘ desire to go elsewhere for his son’s trade to Dallas, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. Tim Hardaway Jr. was sent to Dallas along with Porzingis at the end of January in a deal designed to open up cap room for this summer. He had just signed a four-year, $71M deal with the Knicks prior to last season and was hoping to be part of the turnaround in ...2019
  • • DeAndre Jordan's sprained ankle keeps him out against Spurs
    The New York Knicks have an injury problem in their frontcourt. Coach David Fizdale revealed Sunday that DeAndre Jordan, who sprained his ankle Saturday during practice, would not play against the Spurs and Fizdale had no timetable for his return. Jordan has played eight games since coming over from Dallas and is averaging a double-double. The Knicks would like to have him on the court, but consid...2019
  • • Knicks fans siding with Enes Kanter over playing time dispute?
    Knicks fans have taken Enes Kanter‘s side in his dispute with coach David Fizdale over playing time, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. Kanter has sat out the past four games despite reportedly being promised an expanded role in the wake of an injury to Luke Kornet. Fans at Madison Square Garden expressed their support by chanting Kanter’s name during Sunday’s loss to the Heat. “[If] it was ...2019
  • • Kanter likely starting for Knicks with Kornet hurt
    Knicks coach David Fizdale told reporters Tuesday that Enes Kanter, who recently complained about a reduced role with the club, will likely start at center while Luke Kornet is sidelined by an ankle injury....2019
  • • Enes Kanter promised a spot in Knicks' rotation
    Enes Kanter has been promised a place in the Knicks‘ rotation, Marc Berman of the New York Post relays. Coach David Fizdale assured Kanter he’ll be in games and suggested the team will use two-center alignments in the future. “I want to pull off combinations like that because I want to give them all a taste out there,” Fizdale said of playing two centers at the same time. Fizdale replaced the Turk...2019
  • • Knicks coach benched Frank Ntilikina because he has been ‘struggling’
    Many New York Knicks fans and observers were surprised not to see Frank Ntilikina get any minutes during the team’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas. Head coach David Fizdale explained why after the game. Fizdale said Ntilikina did not play because he has been “struggling” and Trey Burke is back from a knee injury. The Knicks’ point guard depth situation is messy. Behind starter Emmanuel M...2018
  • • Tim Hardaway Jr. dealing with plantar fasciitis
    After a strong start to the 2018-19 season, Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has seen his game go a little stagnant over the last month or so. And according to Stefan Bondy of the Daily News, we now know why, as it has been reported that Hardaway is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot and will have to manage the pain moving forward this season. As Bondy notes, Hardaway missed the Knicks’...2018
  • • Courtney Lee nearing season debut
    Courtney Lee is almost ready for his season debut after overcoming a neck problem, but the Knicks may not have a regular role for him, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. Lee said he needs two more practices before playing again, which puts his first game on Saturday at the earliest. The injury occurred when he was hit while driving to the basket during training camp, leaving him with pain in...2018

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  • • Report: Sixers' Elton Brand candidate for Knicks GM job
    It sure looks like owner James Dolan and the New York Knicks are casting a wide net in their search for a new general manager. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sixers general manager Elton Brand is a candidate for the position. The insider goes on to note that Philadelphia is happy with the job Brand has done as GM. Whether that latter point is true remains to be seen. Brand...2020
  • • Report: Knicks coaches think Kevin Knox plays ‘soft’
    Kevin Knox has had a sophomore season to forget with the New York Knicks, and his conservative style of play is apparently doing him no favors. Marc Berman of the New York Post reported on Sunday that Knicks interim coach Mike Miller and his predecessor David Fizdale each thought the former No. 9 overall pick had a tendency to play “soft.” Berman also adds that Miller did not start Knox even after...2020
  • • Report: Cavaliers, John Beilein likely to part ways by Wednesday
    Less than a year after hiring him, the Cleveland Cavaliers and John Beilein are reportedly prepared to part ways by Wednesday, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Cavaliers are in advanced discussions with Beilein to mutually part ways, per The Athletic. As part of the resolution, which is expected to be reached on Wednesday, Beilein will leave the remainder of his contract behind to step away ...2020
  • • Report: John Beilein, Cavs likely to part ways by Wednesday
    Less than a year after hiring him, the Cleveland Cavaliers and John Beilein are reportedly prepared to part ways by Wednesday, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Cavaliers are in advanced discussions with Beilein to mutually part ways, per The Athletic. As part of the resolution, which is expected to be reached on Wednesday, Beilein will leave the remainder of his contract behind to step away ...2020
  • • Forbes releases 2020 NBA franchise valuations
    The Knicks have had a miserable 12 months, finishing the 2018-19 season with a league-worst 17 wins, missing out on their top free-agent targets, and then firing head coach David Fizdale and president of basketball operations Steve Mills during the 2019-20 season. None of that seems to have had a noticeable impact on the team’s market value though. Once again, the franchise is considered the most ...2020
  • • Doc Rivers dismisses character concerns about Marcus Morris
    Doc Rivers is not worried about the effect that new acquisition Marcus Morris will have on his team’s locker room. Speaking with the media on Saturday, the LA Clippers head coach dismissed the character concerns surrounding the veteran forward. “A lot of research goes into when you make a trade, especially with this team and where we’re trying to go,” said Rivers, per Jovan Buha of The Athletic. “...2020
  • • Knicks reportedly targeting Masai Ujiri to replace Steve Mills
    The New York Knicks finally decided to part ways with president Steve Mills on Tuesday, and owner James Dolan is swinging for the fences to find a replacement. The Knicks are looking to hire Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujuri, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Ujiri’s contract is set to expire after next season. Marc Stein of the New York Times was told the Knicks...2020
  • • Does Dennis Smith Jr. want out of New York?
    Dennis Smith Jr. may find himself getting traded for the second time in a year. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on Friday that rival teams believe that the New York Knicks guard would prefer a move, adding that multiple clubs have contacted the Knicks to inquire about Smith. The 22-year-old Smith was traded to the Knicks just 11 months ago as part of the Kristaps Porzingis deal. He has pla...2019
  • • Elfrid Payton's role as Knicks' point guard seem to be inevitable
    Interim coach Mike Miller made his first change to the Knicks‘ starting lineup last night, inserting Elfrid Payton at point guard in place of Frank Ntilikina, writes Steve Popper of Newsday. It’s a move that seemed inevitable, as Payton’s role has increased since Miller took over for David Fizdale seven games ago. Ntilikina provides better defense, but Payton speeds up the offense and gets everyon...2019
  • • David Blatt hired by Knicks as basketball operations consultant
    David Blatt is back in the NBA after last coaching with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, and the task he has taken on may be his most difficult to date. The New York Knicks have hired Blatt as a basketball operations consultant, according to numerous reports. Blatt coached Olympiacos to a 15-15 record in the EuroLeague last year. He was the coach of the Cavs for less than two seasons and finished ...2019

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  • • Coach David Fizdale confident Knicks have a bright future
    During a rare, wide-ranging interview earlier this week, Knicks owner James Dolan voiced confidence the team would enjoy a successful summer in recruiting top tier free agents. “Yes, I do think that. I think we offer a pretty good situation (to acquire free agents),” he said on "The Michael Kay Show."  “One is a lot of them love New York, a bunch of them live in New York in the offseason. They kno...2019
  • • Ntilikina returned to Knicks' rotation after Christmas benching
    Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina is set to return to the rotation after sitting out of the team’s game on Christmas, Marc Berman of the New York Post writes. The Knicks will play the Bucks on Thursday night, the second match-up between the teams this week. “He’s a pro, man,” coach David Fizdale said of Ntilikina. “He says, ‘Coach, don’t you worry about that.’ That’s how he talks. He says, ‘I don’t wan...2018
  • • Tim Hardaway Jr. has no issue competing for starting job
    Tim Hardaway Jr. started 54 of the 57 games he played last season, but he doesn’t mind having to fight for a starting position in camp, relays Marc Berman of The New York Post. New coach David Fizdale has declared an open competition for all five starting roles, which means there are no guarantees even for a player like Hardaway, who has the third-highest salary on the team at $17.325M.“Everybody ...2018
  • • New Knicks coach heading to Latvia to meet with Porzingis
    David Fizdale is trying to start his tenure as New York Knicks head coach on the right note.Fizdale said during an ESPN broadcast that he and his wife are set to visit with Kristaps Porzingis in Latvia in two weeks. Porzingis is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL and might not be ready for action until midway through next season. Despite that, the 22-year-old versatile big man is viewed ...2018
  • • David Fizdale feels he will be 'fresh start' for Porzingis
    New York Knicks coach David Fizdale is ready to help Kristaps Porzingis become consistently one of the NBA’s best.Porzingis has had his share of issues with the Knicks, but he anticipates being a fresh start for the talented big man.“I’m a fresh start for [Porzingis],” Fizdale told MSG Network, via Marc Berman of the New York Post. “I really feel like I’m going to make a great connection with him ...2018
  • • Jeanie Buss, Magic Johnson tweet support for Luke Walton
    Lakers majority owner Jeanie Buss and team president Magic Johnson offered public support to coach Luke Walton today for the first time since last week’s disparaging comments from LaVar Ball, writes Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.Buss went first, tweeting a photo of herself with GM Rob Pelinka and Walton, accompanied by the hashtag #InLukeWeTrust. Johnson followed with a pair of tweets: L.A. has won four ...2018

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  • • Sources: Grizzlies fire Fizdale after 8-game skid
    Memphis fired coach David Fizdale on Monday after the Grizzlies dropped to 7-12 on the season after an eight-game losing streak, league sources told ESPN....2017
  • Report: NBA Execs, Agents Think Lakers Are Eyeing David Fizdale
    • Report: NBA Execs, Agents Think Lakers Are Eyeing David Fizdale
    "[The Lakers] do not have unconditional support for Luke." The post Report: NBA Execs, Agents Think Lakers Are Eyeing David Fizdale appeared first on SLAMonline....2018
  • David Fizdale: ‘They’re Not Talking About Ben Simmons Enough’
    • David Fizdale: ‘They’re Not Talking About Ben Simmons Enough’
    "I don't want to see [him] for the next 15 years." The post David Fizdale: ‘They’re Not Talking About Ben Simmons Enough’ appeared first on SLAMonline....2017
  • • David Fizdale Says Kawhi Leonard Is A Robot: ‘He Bleeds Antifreeze’
    Finally, some proof. The post David Fizdale Says Kawhi Leonard Is A Robot: ‘He Bleeds Antifreeze’ appeared first on SLAMonline....2017
  • • Sources: Knicks fire Fizdale after sliding to 4-18
    The Knicks (4-18), who have the worst record in the Eastern Conference and are tied for the worst start through 22 games in team history, have fired coach David Fizdale, a league source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski....2019
  • LeBron James: Entire ‘Basketball World’ Shocked by David Fizdale’s Firing
    • LeBron James: Entire ‘Basketball World’ Shocked by David Fizdale’s Firing
    "He ain’t gon' kiss nobody’s ass." The post LeBron James: Entire ‘Basketball World’ Shocked by David Fizdale’s Firing appeared first on SLAMonline....2017
  • • Report: Memphis Grizzlies fire coach David Fizdale
    The Memphis Grizzlies have fired coach David Fizdale, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. J.B. Bickerstaff reportedly will be promoted to interim head coach....2017
  • • Sources: Knicks fire Fizdale after sliding to 4-18
    The Knicks (4-18), who have the worst record in the Eastern Conference and are tied for the worst start through 22 games in team history, have fired coach David Fizdale, a league source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski....2019
  • Report: Grizzlies Fire Head Coach David Fizdale
    • Report: Grizzlies Fire Head Coach David Fizdale
    Well, damn. The post Report: Grizzlies Fire Head Coach David Fizdale appeared first on SLAMonline....2017
  • Report: Marc Gasol Thought David Fizdale Was ‘A Little Bit of a [Phony]’
    • Report: Marc Gasol Thought David Fizdale Was ‘A Little Bit of a [Phony]’
    Gasol did not see eye-to-eye with Fiz. The post Report: Marc Gasol Thought David Fizdale Was ‘A Little Bit of a [Phony]’ appeared first on SLAMonline....2017

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  • • Stan Van Gundy wouldn't want to coach 'extremely dysfunctional' Knicks
    2020
  • • Tom Thibodeau reportedly serious candidate for Knicks’ job
    2020
  • • Knicks reportedly targeting Masai Ujiri to replace Steve Mills
    2020
  • • Report: Knicks fire team president Steve Mills
    The housecleaning has continued in the Big Apple. Mere months after firing head coach David Fizdale, the New York Knicks are reportedly moving on from president and front office head Steve Mills. It’s been known for some time that Mills was on the chopping block. This move also seems to indicate that the firing of general manager Scott Perry is imminent. Embattled owner James Dolan is yet again lo...2020
  • • NBA Buy or Sell: Zion Williamson not the main key to Pelicans' playoff hopes; Raptors have league's best coach
    Also, are the Sixers in need of another overhaul? Was David Fizdale the problem in New York?...2020
  • • Elfrid Payton's role as Knicks' point guard seem to be inevitable
    2019
  • • Marcus Morris: Knicks still ‘have a great shot’ to make playoffs
    The New York Knicks may be currently among the cellar-dwellers in the Eastern Conference, but Marcus Morris nevertheless believes the 7-21 team can still compete for a playoff spot. Riding high after the Knicks throttled the Atlanta Hawks in a 143-120 win at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, Morris said that the team can still recover from such a miserable start and make some noise in the po...2019
  • • Knicks' organization expects management to fire coach David Fizdale soon
    A member of the Knicks organization expects management to fire coach David Fizdale soon, Ian Begley of SNY-TV reports. Though that source doesn’t have decision-making authority on those matters, it shows the uneasiness within the organization at the moment, Begley adds. The Knicks have the Eastern Conference’s worst record and have dropped seven straight despite adding several veteran free agents ...2019
  • • Knicks aren't ready to fire David Fizdale
    Monday’s embarrassment in Milwaukee didn’t push Knicks coach David Fizdale any closer to losing his job, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post. A league source tells Berman that management understands the conditions surrounding the 44-point defeat. The Knicks faced one of the league’s best teams and were on the second night of a back-to-back without two of their best defenders in Frank Nti...2019
  • • DeAndre Jordan understanding of decision to sit him out of games
    When the Knicks acquired DeAndre Jordan two months ago as part of the seven-player trade that sent Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas, the veteran center appeared to be destined for the buyout market along with Enes Kanter and Wesley Matthews. However, the Knicks had other plans for Jordan, keeping him in the mix despite cutting back his role. With Jordan out of the lineup the last few games, Steve Popp...2019

David Fizdale rumors, scandals

  • • Knicks reportedly 'obsessed', 'enamored' with Masai Ujiri
    The Knicks are “obsessed” and “enamored” with Raptors executive Masai Ujiri as the next man to run the franchise, sources tell Ian Begley of SNY.tv. A front-office shakeup is expected in the wake of yesterday’s firing of head coach David Fizdale, especially considering the poor track record of team president Steve Mills. Begley speculates it would take “significant money and full autonomy” to land...2019
  • • Knicks fire head coach David Fizdale after Eastern Conference-worst 4-18 start
    After weeks of speculation that the Knicks would fire head coach David Fizdale, the team finally decided to pull the trigger on Friday. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report Fizdale’s firing, which comes a day after New York’s 37-point loss to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday. The Knicks also lost by 44 to the Milwaukee Bucks earlier in the week. News of Fizdale’s firing comes a few weeks af...2019
  • • Jason Kidd reportedly a candidate to replace Luke Walton
    Luke Walton’s grasp on the Los Angeles Lakers’ coaching job reportedly has weakened in recent weeks, and a big name is being touted as his potential replacement. Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher speculates that if the Lakers do indeed cut Walton loose, former Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd should be considered a legitimate candidate. Bucher addressed the rumblings of a potenti...2019
  • • Atlantic Notes: Knicks’ head coach search; Celtics' roster decisions; Embiid's status
    Following up on Wednesday’s report that the Knicks will interview Kenny Smith for their head coaching position, Marc Berman of The New York Post classifies the TNT analyst as a long shot, suggesting that it may simply be a “courtesy interview,” unless Smith has interest in joining the coaching staff as an assistant.A job as an assistant is also a possibility for Mike Woodson, according to Berman, ...2018
  • Jeanie Buss, Magic Johnson tweet support for Lakers coach Luke Walton after LaVar Ball’s comments
    • Jeanie Buss, Magic Johnson tweet support for Lakers coach Luke Walton after LaVar Ball’s comments
    David Fizdale-LeBron James speculation was apparently tipping point...2018
  • • Could David Fizdale replace Luke Walton as Lakers head coach?
    It’s hard to be worse than the Lakers were last season, but the team hasn’t shown considerable signs of improvement so far this year. The Lakers currently have a 14-27 record at the season’s midseason mark, and are on pace to win only two more games than the team did in its previous campaign.Not only that, there have been rumblings about head coach Luke Walton losing the locker room. And sure, tho...2018
  • • Report: Grizzlies fire head coach David Fizdale
    In the midst of an eight-game losing streak and finding star forward Marc Gasol at odds with head coach David Fizdale, the Memphis Grizzlies had to make a move.Previous rumors suggested that Gasol might be looking to get out of dodge via a trade. But now, it looks like he could be in Memphis for the long haul.The team’s front office chose sides on Monday by reportedly firing Fizdale. This is somew...2017
  • • NBA Weekend Awards: Who takes home the Wilt Chamberlain Trophy?
    The second weekend of the NBA playoffs is over, and the only thing we’ve resolved is that the Indiana Pacers are going home, and David Fizdale is not a numbers guy, but he knows when things aren’t adding up. To honor the high achievers and shame the slumpers, we are presenting a set of awards. Because only one team can hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy each year (and it’s the Warriors, come on), but ...2017

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