The David Fizdale era at Madison Square Garden has come to an end.
On Friday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Knicks have fired head coach David Fizdale.
Knicks fired coach David Fizdale, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 6, 2019
Assistant coach Keith Smart has also been fired.
Knicks also dismissed assistant Keith Smart, league source tells ESPN. https://t.co/op7sOkJiiz— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 6, 2019
The team is looking to move forward with Mike Miller as interim head coach, Shams Charania reports.
The Knicks are naming assistant Mike Miller as the interim head coach, per league sources.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 6, 2019
The Knicks are promoting former NBA veteran Keith Bogans from the G League coaching staff to NBA head coaching staff under interim Mike Miller, per sources. https://t.co/ZxUM147H1C— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 6, 2019
Rumors that Fizdale's job was on the line started to surface in late November, when sources told SNY that the coach was expected to be fired "soon." Although the person that told SNY isn't in the position to make this decision, it only added to speculations surrounding Fizdale's job.
The Knicks are currently sitting at a record of 4-18, which has been marred by several blowout losses. Following a 21-point defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers in November, president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry held an impromptu press conference to address the state of their franchise. While Mills claimed to "believe in [Fizdale]," many felt that this wasn't a good sign for the coach's future.