From Zach Braziller:
David Fizdale understands. He gets Knicks fans’ desire to secure the best possible odds to land the best possible prospect.
Who wouldn’t want Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett or Ja Morant?
But it’s not going to change anything about how he coaches his team.
“I’m not wired to lose on purpose,” Fizdale said Wednesday. “That just is not, I can’t even get my body to function that way or my mind to function that way. I’m lucky because [Knicks president] Steve [Mills] and [general manager] Scott [Perry] and Mr. [owner James] Dolan have all said to me, ‘You play every game to win and you don’t worry about where we land in the draft and all of that stuff.’
“They told me develop these guys, play to win every single night and that’s what I preach to them and that’s what they expect out of me.”