Knicks Morning News (2018.05.10)

  • [SNY Knicks] Erik Spoelstra says Fizdale helped make him coach he is today
    (Wednesday, May 09, 2018 11:26:42 PM)

    Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, a two-time NBA Champion, admits he wouldn’t be the coach he is today if it wasn’t for Knicks new head coach David Fizdale.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Playoffs: Boston Celtics Punch Ticket to Conference Finals
    (Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:52:27 AM)

    A hard-fought Game 5 pushed the Celtics past the Philadelphia 76ers. Boston will face the Cleveland Cavaliers for a shot at the N.B.A. finals.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Coaches Pick Dwane Casey for Coach of the Year; Brad Stevens Gets No Votes
    (Wednesday, May 09, 2018 6:05:31 PM)

    The National Basketball Coaches Association has announced Casey as its 2017-18 coach of the year, two days after the Raptors were eliminated from the playoffs.

  • [NYDN] David Fizdale excited to coach Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina
    (Wednesday, May 09, 2018 9:42:12 PM)

    In a job full of projects, among the biggest and most important for David Fizdale is Frank Ntilikina.

  • [NYDN] Erik Spoelstra reflects on ‘legendary fights’ with David Fizdale
    (Wednesday, May 09, 2018 9:41:13 PM)

    Perhaps the working dynamic with Spoelstra provides a clue about why it didn’t work in Memphis for Fizdale.

  • [NY Newsday] How Knicks’ David Fizdale had big impact on Heat’s Erik Spoelstra in Miami
    (Wednesday, May 09, 2018 6:37:00 PM)

    The Heat coach said he and the new Knicks coach had some “epic, legendary fights,” but built a solid relationship when the two worked together.

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah a Fizdale fan but does that change his Knicks future?
    (Wednesday, May 09, 2018 7:58:01 PM)

    With Jeff Hornacek fired and David Fizdale hired as Knicks head coach, center Joakim Noah apparently thinks he has a new lease on his career at the Garden. Fizdale revealed Tuesday at his introductory press conference Noah texted him congratulations. But Noah’s NBA rebirth likely will happen with another team. Sources indicate the likeliest scenario…

  • [NYPost] What Heat coach would’ve told Knicks about their new coach
    (Wednesday, May 09, 2018 5:24:07 PM)

    As they researched the coaching candidacy of David Fizdale, members of the Knicks hierarchy interviewed many of those who had interacted with him in the past. But they did not meet with Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, who had a long relationship with Fizdale. They didn’t have to talk with Spoelstra. They had already talked…

  • [NYPost] LeBron, Wade support meant everything to David Fizdale
    (Wednesday, May 09, 2018 8:29:22 AM)

    David Fizdale wouldn’t bite on LeBron James possibly coming to the Knicks one day, but he did acknowledge a kinship with the Cavaliers star. As an assistant coach, Fizdale was with James for all of The King’s four seasons with the Heat, from 2010 to 2014. When Fizdale was fired as head coach of the…