Sports Silver won't step in to help struggling Knicks: 'It's not my role'

17:51  06 december  2019
17:51  06 december  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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It ’ s not my role ," Silver said on WFAN Radio (h/ t Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News). "Of course, I work for 30 teams. The Knicks ' struggles haven' t seemed to hurt the league's popularity, which has been sky-high of late. Silver was asked whether the NBA has suffered in light of a team in

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The New York Knicks continued their downward spiral Thursday, dropping a humiliating 129-92 decision at home to the Denver Nuggets for their eighth straight loss.

New York currently owns the NBA's second-worst record and is on track for a sixth consecutive 50-loss season, but don't expect league commissioner Adam Silver to step in and help.

"I wouldn't. It's not my role," Silver told WFAN Sports Radio's Mike Francesa. "Of course, I work for 30 teams. And the 29 other teams want to beat that team. (That's) not to say me getting involved (would be good) and that I'm in any better position to know what to do. We set the rules. And then (we) try to have a level playing field for the teams to compete."

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" It is beyond disheartening to see situations involving members of the NBA family like the one that occurred at Madison Square Garden this past week. The drama between Knicks owner James Dolan and Knicks legend Charles Oakley isn' t going away any time soon, so why not bring in some help ?

And it ’ s not just Tim - it ’ s all our guys. We’ve got to get better at shooting that shot. Again, with the type of shooters we have we should be shooting 36 to 38 percent clip. NOTES: Knicks ’ rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina, who suffered a sprained left ankle in practice Friday, said Saturday he was hopeful of

During the Philadelphia 76ers' infamous "The Process," Silver's regime reportedly faced pressure from team owners to help change the franchise's direction.

The Sixers hired Jerry Colangelo as their chairman of basketball operations in December 2015 following a disastrous 1-20 start. Silver was said to have been instrumental in bringing Colangelo aboard.

In April 2016, the former Executive of the Year brought in his son, Bryan, to become the club's new president of basketball operations and general manager after Sam Hinkie, who was the architect of "The Process," had resigned from both positions.

While both Colangelos are no longer with Philadelphia, the club has shown steady improvement in the three seasons since they first arrived, reaching the postseason's second round in each of the last two campaigns.

After New York's latest defeat, Knicks head coach David Fizdale said his team's effort was "sickening."

Fizdale's days on the job appear to be numbered, as Knicks president of basketball operations Steve Mills has reportedly been laying the groundwork that will eventually lead to his firing.

- With h/t to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News

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Steve Mills’ absence could be a sign of his own uncertain future with the Knicks .
Neither Steve Mills or general manager Scott Perry addressed reporters Saturday about why David Fizdale was let go, except for a two-sentence press release issued Friday.Choosing Fizdale over 11 other candidates — including reigning Coach of the Year Mike Budenholzer — and giving him a four-year contract was Mills’ most recent mistakes since rejoining the team in 2012-13, Berman notes. The Knicks are on their way to their seventh straight losing season in that time.

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