Knicks fire head coach David Fizdale after embarrassing loss to Nuggets

Tanya Simon
December 9, 2019

Things didn't get any better for the New York Knicks and embattled coach David Fizdale on Thursday night as they dropped a 129-92 decision to the Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden. In his first season with NY, he coached to a 17-65 record, following that up with a 4-18 start to the 2019-20 campaign.

Team President Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry said then they remained confident in Fizdale.

The other time the Knicks started 4-18, in 2014-15, they went on to lose 65 games - tied with last season for the worst in the history of the team.

The Knicks separated from David Fizdale, according to ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski.

Fizdale, who is in the middle of a four-year contract, has posted a 21-83 record with the Knicks since being hired in May 2018. The Knicks have been one of the worst franchises in sports since, with just a single playoff series victory and a current stretch of six straight losing seasons.

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The meeting was largely led by veteran Marcus Morris prior to Friday's practice.

Mitchell Robinson had 17 points and Marcus Morris Sr. and Bobby Portis each added 10 for NY. There's still plenty of young talent in NY with RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson leading the way.

The Knicks next play at home against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday before heading West on a four-game road trip.

But injuries and inconsistency have left Fizdale without an obvious answer as the starting point guard and the Knicks have managed a league-low 100.5 points per game - three worse than any other team.

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