Knicks Don’t Hire Mark Jackson! David Fizdale Hired to be the New Knicks Head Coach

According to Woj, the Knicks have agreed to a four-year deal with David Fizdale.

Fizdale is a very popular coach among the players in the NBA and when he was the coach in Memphis, he ran a modern offense (while still paying attention to their team defense), so hopefully this works out.

The main thing is, though, that he is not Mark Jackson. So I am pumped.

Knicks Morning News (2018.05.03)

  • [SNY Knicks] Which coaching candidate makes the most sense for Knicks?
    (Wednesday, May 02, 2018 9:04:11 PM)

    Is it just me or does it seem like the Knicks head coaching search has taken years? Well, it feels like it.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Fizdale ‘gained serious traction’ in Knicks’ head coach search
    (Wednesday, May 02, 2018 6:15:24 PM)

    Former Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale has “gained serious traction” among the Knicks in their head coaching search.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jackson receiving ‘strong behind the scenes push’ for Knicks job
    (Wednesday, May 02, 2018 1:35:55 PM)

    The Knicks have reportedly wrapped up their interviews and are nearing a decision on who their next head coach will be.

  • [NYDN] David Fizdale is getting closer to becoming new Knicks coach
    (Wednesday, May 02, 2018 3:35:47 PM)

    Fizdale, a frontrunner from the start of this process, has reportedly “gained serious traction” to becoming the next Knicks coach.

  • [NYTimes] Jazz 116, Rockets 108 | Series tied 1-1: N.B.A. Playoffs: Jazz Steal a Win on the Road Over Rockets
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 5:34:22 AM)

    An early lead faded away, but Utah regrouped and walked away with a win in Game 2 against Houston, which had the best record in the N.B.A. this season.

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers and Warriors Take Big Steps to Another Rematch
    (Wednesday, May 02, 2018 1:50:56 PM)

    This was supposed to be the year that time ran out for the Warriors and Cavaliers. But a fourth straight Final between them suddenly looks a lot more likely.

  • [NYPost] Woodson’s Knicks Plan B: I’d be OK as Fizdale’s No. 2
    (Wednesday, May 02, 2018 4:02:00 PM)

    Mike Woodson still is gunning for a second stint as the Knicks’ head coach, but acknowledged he would listen if David Fizdale were to offer him the job as associate coach, should he be hired to replace Jeff Hornacek. An NBA source said the Knicks are “zeroing in’’ on a choice. Indications — as first…

  • [NYPost] GM sends a message to Carmelo on his bleak Thunder future
    (Wednesday, May 02, 2018 11:54:25 AM)

    Thunder GM Sam Presti was noncommittal about Carmelo Anthony’s future, saying he doesn’t expect a larger role for him next season. At Saturday’s exit interview after the bitter first-round elimination against Utah, Anthony indicated he wasn’t sure he can be “effective’’ in his role and left the door open to his Thunder exit. Anthony, whom…