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Sport Under-the-radar candidates to replace Fizdale as coach of Knicks

03:30  07 december  2019
03:30  07 december  2019 Source:   hoopshype.com

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The Knicks tabbed the former coach of the Memphis Grizzlies as their next head coach . It was under Spoelstra that Fizdale developed into a head coaching prospect. The Knicks are entering another rebuilding season and will be without Porzingis until at least late December, and that's if he

Fizdale , who coached the Memphis Grizzlies into the Western Conference playoffs in his one full season as coach , was New York's primary target from the start of the search process. Fizdale traveled back to his Los Angeles home Thursday night, and will be back to New York for a news conference

The New York Knicks have parted ways with head coach David Fizdale, leaving an opportunity for someone else to try fixing the franchise.

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You have probably heard the big-name candidates like Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy and Kenny Smith, especially since they all have big profiles now as regulars on television and have ties to either New York or the Knicks.

There are also the familiar faces who may get consideration and you’ve probably seen them other lists – coaches like Tom Thibodeau, Ty Lue, Jason Kidd, Mike Brown and Mark Woodson.

Other obvious names to consider are assistants Mike Miller (not the one who played in the NBA) and Pat Sullivan, both of whom are current assistants. Miller has been named the interim head coach, so it’s possible that he could take over permanently if he does a great job. New York also has two other assistants (Kaleb Canales and Jud Buechler) who will be asked to step up with Fizdale and former assistant coach Keith Smart gone.

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

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

Fizdale , who coached the Memphis Grizzlies into the Western Conference playoffs in his one full season as coach , was New York's primary target Afterward the Knicks reportedly met with several candidates , including former Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, former Warriors coach Mark Jackson

The coach called the defeat "sickening," adding that he would watch the film three or four times For Noah Vonleh, one of the Knicks ' many reclamation projects, the Fizdale experience was positive. Maybe Mike Miller, the assistant who will replace Fizdale , per The Athletic's Shams Charania, will be

Perhaps no one makes more sense than former NBA All-Star Chauncey Billups, who played for the Knicks in 2011 and has connections to the team’s front office (since he played under current GM Scott Perry in Detroit). However, he has maintained that he is more interested in becoming a front-office executive than coaching.

Regardless, this is a tough job and someone who has ties to their front office in some ways may have an advantage since this is such a crucial hire. Here are some under-the-radar candidates to keep an eye on as the Knicks conduct their coaching search.

Craig Robinson

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Back in April 2018, Frank Isola actually mentioned Knicks executive Craig Robinson as a potential candidate for their head coaching vacancy before they eventually hired Fizdale (via New York Daily News):

Typical Knicks: The franchise fires David Fizdale without addressing any of its real problems

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The feeling within the Knicks organization was Fizdale ’s Memphis stint was upended prematurely by a feud The Knicks ’ first-year management team said it was vital the new coach had a connectivity with the Budenholzer, the Knicks ’ second choice, is expected to be the Bucks’ top candidate and is

The New York Knicks have hired Dave Fizdale as their next head coach on a four-year contract, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Fizdale last served as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies this past season, but was shockingly fired 19 games into his second season for reasons that

“Robinson is another longshot Knicks candidate, according to a team source. The former Oregon State head coach — and brother of former First Lady Michelle Obama — currently serves as the Knicks’ VP of player and organization development.”

Robinson was the head coach at Oregon State from 2008 until 2014. During his playing days at Princeton, he was teammates with Steve Mills — the President of Basketball Operations for the New York Knicks. It is also worth mentioning that former NBA champion coach Dave Blatt was one of their teammates as well, though he is currently dealing with serious health issues.

Becky Hammon


Becky Hammon was once a fixture at Madison Square Garden, as she played for the New York Liberty from 1999 until 2006. The San Antonio Spurs assistant was once again promoted within the Spurs organization last year and has been a fixture on the sidelines during Summer League games for the team as well. She has received some consideration for other head coaching jobs recently, such as the Milwaukee Bucks’ and Detroit Pistons’ gigs. One of the looming questions for her is how long Gregg Popovich will remain head coach in San Antonio. If he decides to retire soon, she could be in line to take over as the next head coach of the Spurs.

Fizdale becomes latest casualty of Knicks' perpetual incompetence

  Fizdale becomes latest casualty of Knicks' perpetual incompetence It was always going to end like this for David Fizdale in New York. He was doomed the day he agreed to take the gig at Madison Square Garden. That's not a knock on the man who was fired as head coach of the New York Knicks on Friday. Fizdale was hired by an incompetent front office headed by team president Steve Mills and empowered by an owner for whom mere incompetence would be a massive upgrade. In hindsight, Fizdale's biggest fault in all ofThat's not a knock on the man who was fired as head coach of the New York Knicks on Friday. Fizdale was hired by an incompetent front office headed by team president Steve Mills and empowered by an owner for whom mere incompetence would be a massive upgrade.

The Knicks interviewed a wide array of candidates for their vacant head- coaching position, including Blatt, former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson and former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, league sources said. Fizdale emerged as a leading candidate after the Knicks fired

An early look at likely candidates to replace Jeff Hornacek: Mark Jackson He’s the fans’ top choice. And Rivers could bring along the Knicks ’ most successful head coach since Jeff Van Gundy in Mike A wildly popular assistant coach in Miami, Fizdale was excelling with Memphis with a solid first year

Adrian Griffin

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While he is currently the lead assistant coach for the defending champion Toronto Raptors, Adrian Griffin could make some sense for the New York Knicks. He attended college in New Jersey at Seton Hall University, where he is in their athletics Hall of Fame. During his final NBA campaign in 2007-08, he played 13 games for the Seattle Supersonics. Scott Perry was the Assistant General Manager for Seattle that season. Then, when Perry was the Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Orlando Magic in 2015-16, Griffin was one of the team’s assistant coaches.

Darvin Ham

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Former NBA champion Darvin Ham played for the Detroit Pistons from 2003 through 2005. During that time, Perry served as the Director of Player Personnel for the organization, so he’s familiar with Ham. Ham has previously been in consideration for head coaching positions with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers. We also previously mentioned him as a potential candidate for the head coaching vacancy with the Atlanta Hawks in 2018 before the team went in a different direction.

Report: Spurs' Hammon interested in Knicks' HC role if hired on long-term deal

  Report: Spurs' Hammon interested in Knicks' HC role if hired on long-term deal San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon would be interested in the New York Knicks' head coaching vacancy if she could land a four- or five-year deal with the club, a source told CNBC's Jabari Young and Ganesh Setty. If hired, the ex-New York Liberty guard would be the NBA's first female head coach.If hired, the ex-New York Liberty guard would be the NBA's first female head coach.

The Knicks have a new coach ! Or rather, of course they do. It’s a rite of spring for a team that more often resembles a cargo cult than an N.B.A. franchise. As the Cavaliers and the Warriors and the Celtics and the Rockets soldier on playing playoff games

David Fizdale will be the next head coach of the Knicks . Fizdale replaces Jeff Hornacek, who was fired last month after leading the team for two seasons, going 31-51 and 29-53 Fizdale was a three-year starter at point guard at the University of San Diego. He began his N.B. A . coaching career as an

Chad Forcier

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Milwaukee Bucks assistant Chad Forcier was an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons (2001-03) when Perry was the team’s Director of Player Personnel. He later served as an assistant for the Orlando Magic, including the final year Perry was their assistant general manager (2016-17). He worked directly with Gregg Popovich when he was an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs and has served as a lead assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies. His ties to Perry and coaching experience could make him an interesting candidate to watch.

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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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