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Sport After back-to-back blowout losses, Knicks fire Fizdale

23:20  06 december  2019
23:20  06 december  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

For 2 lottery picks, less minutes with Knicks means different postgame routine

  For 2 lottery picks, less minutes with Knicks means different postgame routine Dennis Smith Jr. came into the locker room dripping in sweat, roughly 30 minutes after again playing sparingly in Saturday’s loss to the Spurs. The point guard, who represents the biggest piece acquired by the Knicks in the Kristaps Porzingis trade, has a new routine for his new reality as a 15-minute backup: cardio workouts postgame to stay in shape.

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The Knicks were playing the second night of a back - to - back , facing the Eastern Conference favorites and were without their two best defensive starters That eventually will lead to Fizdale ’s undoing. The Post has already reported the major deterrent to make a coaching change this early is the alternative

The Knicks have fired coach David Fizdale on the heels of back-to-back blowout losses.

a man standing in front of a crowd © Jeffrey Phelps

The Knicks lost 129-92 to the Nuggets at home Thursday night, three days after losing by 44 to the Bucks. ESPN reported the firing on Friday.

Assistant coach Keith Smart was fired as well. Fizdale’s 21-83 record gave him the worst winning percentage (.202) in franchise history.

The interim head coach, yet to be announced, will be facing a brutal stretch of the schedule. The Knicks host the Pacers Saturday night before a road trip against the Blazers, Warriors, Kings and Nuggets.

The Knicks have lost eight straight games. Fizdale’s firing comes two years and a week after he was fired by the Grizzlies, also following an eight-game losing streak.

Knicks could soon begin tearing down roster to focus on youth

  Knicks could soon begin tearing down roster to focus on youth The New York Knicks could be on the verge of making some major changes following a bad start to the season.“We have to grow our kids,’’ Fizdale said. “That’s the biggest thing. And be patient in free agency. It wasn’t that fast [for the Nets]. They didn’t go to it until the fourth year into it. It’s hard starting from a bunch of young guys.

After close loss , Knicks turn to brutal upcoming stretch. The Knicks are off to a solid start, but Jennings certainly gets fired up following poor losses . Fizdale , Smith Jr., Robinson + Ellington on adjustments the Knicks must make to stop losing close games like their 103-101 loss to the Nets.

No back - to - backs for Zion upon return, Pels say. New Orleans Pelicans. 17hAndrew Lopez. Last month, ESPN's Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews reported that league sources said Knicks president Steve Mills had started laying the internal groundwork for Fizdale 's eventual firing .

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a baseball player holding a basketball: New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox II (20) blocks a shot by Denver Nuggets forward Juan Hernangomez (41) during the first half at Madison Square Garden on December 5, 2019. 

Knicks dominate the Hawks and continue to show improvement under Mike Miller .
It was in the final minute of the first half when Mitchell Robinson, the high-flying Knicks center, picked up a loose ball and soared for tomahawk jam. That gave the Knicks 75 points in the second quarter. Seconds later — just before the first-half buzzer — Dennis Smith Jr. nailed a fadeaway. It capped an 8-0 run over 68 seconds to give the a 24-point advantage. Total domination. The bar was set extremely low during the David Fizdale era, and interim coach Mike Miller has the Knicks leaping over it with plenty of room to spare.

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