Former Coach David Fizdale Claims 'No Ill Feelings' Towards Knicks - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • Former Coach David Fizdale Claims ‘No Ill Feelings’ Towards Knicks
Former Coach David Fizdale Claims ‘No Ill Feelings’ Towards Knicks Full view

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 06: Head coach David Fizdale of the New York Knicks reacts while playing the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on November 06, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 122-102.

Former Coach David Fizdale Claims ‘No Ill Feelings’ Towards Knicks

The former coach of the KnicksDavid Fizdalejoined ESPN’s Golic and Wingo Wednesday and said he had “no ill feelings” towards the organization after being fired in December.

The former Grizzlies coach was fired on December 6 after the Knicks were blown out by the Nuggets by 37 points. During that time, the Knicks were in the midst of an eight-game losing streak and sitting in dead last in the Eastern Conference at 4-18. The team has gone 6-9 since replacing him with interim coach Mike Miller. Hired as New York’s head coach in 2018, Fizdale went 71-134.

“That’s the business we’ve chosen,” Fizdale said. “I respect those guys greatly. I miss the hell out of them. … I obviously learned a ton from it and I was just really grateful to have that opportunity to say I was the head coach of the Knicks.”

Although the team has showed some improvement, they are on pace to miss the playoffs for the sixth year in a row, which is tied for the second longest streak in franchise history, according to ESPN.

The former coach also discussed various topics such as his time in New York and the trade deadline. When asked about his former players, Fizdale had nothing but praise for Knicks’ rookie shooting guard R.J. Barrett. “I really think he was built for New York City. He is not easily rattled. His work ethic is second to none,” Fizdale said.

He also mentioned how hard it is to coach in New York and mentioned the organization’s level of “patience.”

“It is a team that has struggled for a long time and I think fans really want to get that thing going as soon as possible,” Fizdale said. “It’s unique from that standpoint. There’s other places you can take your time a little more and build more slowly.”

League sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Fizdale still has two years remaining on his four-year, $22 million contract.

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Read more about:

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Frank DeLorenzo

Latest News

Maria Sharapova Announces Retirement From Tennis At 32

Maria Sharapova Announces Retirement From Tennis At 32

Maria Sharapova announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 32 after she issued a surprising essay in Vanity…

LeBron James Victorious In First Showdown With Zion Williamson; Lakers Beat Pelicans 118-109

LeBron James Victorious In First Showdown With Zion Williamson; Lakers Beat Pelicans 118-109

Tuesday’s match up between the Lakers and Pelicans was must watch television as two of the most hyped No. 1…

Belmont Stakes Tickets On Sale Now! [Dates, Deals & Ticket Information]

Belmont Stakes Tickets On Sale Now! [Dates, Deals & Ticket Information]

Belmont Stakes tickets are on sale now! Three day passes have already sold out, so don’t miss your chance to…

Seattle’s NHL Team Set To Subsidize Transportation For Fans

Seattle’s NHL Team Set To Subsidize Transportation For Fans

Seattle’s new NHL franchise is trying to make it easier for fans to get to games given the difficulty of…

NFL CBA Proposal Goes To Player Vote

NFL CBA Proposal Goes To Player Vote

The NFL Players Association has voted to send the CBA brought forth by NFL owners to a full vote by…

Duke Upset By Unranked Wake Forest In Double Overtime 113-101 [VIDEO]

Duke Upset By Unranked Wake Forest In Double Overtime 113-101 [VIDEO]

The No. 4 ranked Duke Blue Devils lost in dramatic fashion to the unranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons in double…

Deontay Wilder Says His Legs Were Wore Down From 40 Pound Suit, Third Fury Fight Confirmed

Deontay Wilder Says His Legs Were Wore Down From 40 Pound Suit, Third Fury Fight Confirmed

Former WBC Heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder experienced his first loss on Saturday to Tyson Fury after Wilder’s trainer threw…

Madison Bumgarner’s Unlikely Rodeo Hobby Surfaces

Madison Bumgarner’s Unlikely Rodeo Hobby Surfaces

Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner‘s hobby has recently come to light and it isn’t what you would expect. The 2014…

NFL Players React To 17-Game Season & New CBA Proposals

NFL Players React To 17-Game Season & New CBA Proposals

The NFL held a meeting Thursday to discuss a new collective bargaining agreement with proposed changes to the regular season…

Astros Booed By Nationals’ Fans In First Spring Training Game

Astros Booed By Nationals’ Fans In First Spring Training Game

The Astros took the field on Saturday in West Palm Beach, Florida, to face the Nationals in their first spring…

Kobe Bryant Honored At Memorial Service At Staples Center, Michael Jordan & Shaquille O’Neal Pay Tribute

Kobe Bryant Honored At Memorial Service At Staples Center, Michael Jordan & Shaquille O’Neal Pay Tribute

A memorial was held for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on Tuesday to honor their memories after they perished with…

NBA League Office To Review Petition Filed By Mavericks’ Owner Mark Cuban Following Controversial Loss To Hawks

NBA League Office To Review Petition Filed By Mavericks’ Owner Mark Cuban Following Controversial Loss To Hawks

Mark Cuban’s criticism of officials following the Mavericks’ 111-107 loss to the Hawks on Saturday is currently being reviewed by the…