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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Knicks Hire Mike Miller As Their New Interim Head Coach

Shams has the news first. Former NBA journeyman Keith Bogans is also getting promoted from the Knicks’ G-League coaching staff to join Miller’s coaching staff (presumably to fill in the Keith Smart shooting coach position). Miller is a former G-League Coach of the Year and becomes the third G-League Coach of the Year to become an NBA Head Coach. The two other ones are Quin Snyder and Nick Nurse, so that’s some heady company for Miller to be in. Miller’s a veteran college basketball coach who has always stressed hard-nosed defense with his teams and is well-liked by the players. …continue reading

The David Fizdale Coaching Death Watch Is Over

This team doesn’t make any sense. Why would you fire David Fizdale now? They even let him talk to the media about the Knicks’ next game tomorrow night before they fired him! How incompetent are these people? The only thing that we can hope for now is that whoever Steve Mills gets his terrible decision-making fingers over will be so bad that James Dolan will finally realize, “Huh, the one constant in all of this awfulness has been Steve Mills.” Get this – the only good seasons the Knicks have had in the past 20 years just “happened” to be …continue reading

2019-20 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Nuggets

See, now this is why I don’t think it is inconceivable that the Raptors might actually let Masai Ujiri leave if he wanted to join the Knicks as the Glen Sather of the Knicks (the competent guy that Dolan trusts enough to run his sports organization). Ujiri was pushed out of Denver in one of those embarrassing power plays where the owner’s kid didn’t want to give Ujiri a big raise and total control like Toronto was offering Ujiri, but Ujiri had built up such a strong organization below him that when Tim Connelly was brought in to replace Ujiri, …continue reading

NY Post: Knicks shockingly aren’t closer to scapegoating David Fizdale

You have to admit that that’s an awesome headline by the New York Post. Since this is Marc Berman, this is almost assuredly coming directly from Steve Mills as the “unnamed NBA source” in Berman’s latest article about the Knicks’ coaching situation: If David Fizdale is going to be made the scapegoat by Knicks president Steve Mills for his hodgepodge roster, it’s going to take a little while longer. According to an NBA source, Monday’s 44-point blowout loss in Milwaukee did not put the Knicks coach in any immediate danger, as bad as the optics were. Fizdale, though, must still …continue reading Is end near for David Fizdale? One Knicks source expects head coach to be fired soon

From Ian Begley, who has been on fire this season since moving to SNY: The lingering question after the Knicks’ 44-point loss in Milwaukee is this: how much longer will David Fizdale be on the sidelines? We don’t have a definitive answer, but one member of the organization said late last month that he expected management to fire Fizdale soon, per SNY sources. The person who expressed the thought isn’t someone who would make the decision to fire Fizdale. But the idea that a member of the Knicks believes a coaching change is coming says a lot about the level …continue reading

2019-20 Game Thread: Knicks @ Bucks

Man, it’s so weird how little the regular season seem to mean nowadays. Don’t get me wrong, I would kill to be able to actually watch a good Knicks team play during the regular season (2012-13 was a whole lot of fun. Hell, 2010-13 was, in general, a fun era, where the Knicks could actually, you know, beat teams), but it’s weird to see how the East is made up out of teams trying to lose and teams not trying to lose and so the teams trying to win beat the hell out of the teams trying to lose and …continue reading

Boston Celtics 113 – New York Knicks 104 – Game Recap

Fight for 42 minutes. Down the stretch, go ISO after ISO. Lose everything in the last 6. Rinse, repeat. Fight for 42 minutes. Down the stretch, go ISO after ISO. Lose everything in the last 6. Rinse, repeat. I mean, we shouldn’t even be surprised anymore. I certainly ain’t. I’m just already along for the ride. I’ll come clean: when we were evidently in the act of throwing away the game, I was completely rooting for the Knicks to falter so as to not give any single excuse for keeping Fiz on board. Now, I know Fizdale isn’t the source …continue reading