Knicks Morning News (2018.05.04)

  • [ESPN] Sources: Fizdale agrees to deal to coach Knicks
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 5:49:20 PM)

    David Fizdale, after meeting with Knicks owner James Dolan on Thursday, has agreed to a four-year deal to become the team’s new head coach, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

  • [ESPN] With Fizdale hire, Knicks take another step in post-Phil plans
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 3:59:45 PM)

    The Knicks hired David Fizdale and now have a clear path forward after years of dysfunction. It’s another big step in a long rebuilding process for New York.

  • [NYDN] Knicks hired David Fizdale with one player in mind: LeBron James
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 10:05:51 PM)

    The hiring of David Fizdale was made with one player in mind and it’s not Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [NYDN] Knicks agree to hire David Fizdale as next head coach
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 10:03:06 PM)

    The Knicks have agreed to hire David Fizdale as their next head coach.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Playoffs: LeBron James and Cavaliers Tighten Grip on Raptors
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 4:14:45 AM)

    The Cavaliers forward delivered 43 points and 14 assists in an effort so dominant that Toronto was being called LeBronto online.

  • [NYTimes] David Fizdale Is Said to Be Knicks’ Next Coach
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 2:09:29 AM)

    Fizdale, 43, replaces Jeff Hornacek and takes over a team that has just one playoff series win in the last 18 years.

  • [NYPost] Soon-to-be free agent LeBron James loves Knicks’ new coach
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 10:55:57 PM)

    Knicks brass has pointed toward the summer of 2019, when it plans to be ready to make a free-agent splash. But after Thursday’s hiring of former Memphis head coach and Heat assistant David Fizdale, the Knicks are prepared to open salary-cap space this summer in the unlikely event they get an inkling LeBron James has…

  • [NYPost] How Knicks fans grade the hiring of David Fizdale
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 10:14:26 PM)

    The Knicks hired former Grizzlies coach and Heat assistant David Fizdale on Thursday to be their next head coach after an extensive search. Knicks fans took to Twitter to express how pleased they were with the move, their displeasure it wasn’t Mark Jackson coming home and their doubt in the team’s ability to become a…

  • [NYPost] ‘Best coach on the market’: Praise pours in for David Fizdale
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 8:30:42 PM)

    New Knicks coach David Fizdale had a trio of gushing fans on ESPN’s studio show Thursday in Chauncey Billups, Paul Pierce and Jalen Rose. Even though Billups couldn’t remember team president Steve Mills’ last name, the former Knicks point guard said Fizdale was clearly the best choice. Billups is close to general manager Scott Perry…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale the right coach for this Knicks rebuild
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 4:46:48 PM)

    The Knicks did the right thing Thursday. They hired the right man. That doesn’t fix everything. It doesn’t guarantee anything. But hiring David Fizdale is a step in the right direction, a big step. Fizdale alone doesn’t make them champions or even winners. But it puts them on the right path, points them in the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks reach deal with David Fizdale to be new coach
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 1:59:04 PM)

    On the three-week anniversary of Jeff Hornacek’s firing, the Knicks have agreed to terms in principle with a new coach — David Fizdale, an NBA source confirmed. The deal reportedly is for four years, according to ESPN. The Knicks will make an official announcement next week when they will hold a press conference. The 43-year-old…

  • [SNY Knicks] Relive David Fizdale’s infamous ‘take that for data’ speech
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 11:00:05 PM)

    The Knicks have reportedly hired David Fizdale to be their next head coach; relive his infamous ‘take that for data’ speech.

  • [SNY Knicks] Take that for data: Knicks players react to Fizdale reports
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 8:45:28 PM)

    Various Knicks players have taken to social media to react to the reports that the team has hired David Fizdale.

  • [SNY Knicks] David Fizdale reportedly agrees to become Knicks head coach
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 5:45:36 PM)

    The Knicks have hired David Fizdale to be their next head coach o a four-year deal according to reports.

  • [NY Newsday] Opinionated David Fizdale a refreshing change for Knicks
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 10:32:38 PM)

    David Fizdale isn’t afraid to speak the truth.

  • [NY Newsday] David Fizdale to become Knicks’ new head coach, source says
    (Thursday, May 03, 2018 9:12:00 PM)

    David Fizdale has agreed to a deal to become the Knicks’ new head coach, a league source confirmed to Newsday. He previously led the Memphis Grizzlies to the playoffs and won two titles as a Miami Heat assistant.