The Knicks have gotten off to a rough start this season and currently sit at the bottom of the eastern conference at 4-18. With their recent struggles added to what was a brutal free agency for the team this offseason, head coach David Fizdale has found himself in the hot seat.
SNY's Ian Begley reported earlier this week that one member of the organization said late last month that he expected management to fire Fizdale soon. This came after the Knicks were blown out by the Bucks 133-88. Since then, the Knicks were blown out again 129-92--this time on their home floor by the Nuggets.
"I don't think about that stuff, I don't think about it at all" Fizdale said, when asked if he thinks he'll be given the time to turn things around for the Knicks. "I go into everyday as 'I come in here, I see 17 guys that I've got to make better and I see a team in Indiana that we've got to try and go out and beat,' and I take it day-by-day that way."
"So even if we were on a 16-game losing streak, I would be going about it the same damn way, just focused on that. And I think it keeps my mind clear and it allows me to keep them in a good space where they're connected and fighting for each other."
When asked if he'd gotten any feedback from Knicks management after Thursday night's loss, Fizdale said that everyone was disappointed in how the game turned out and reiterated the fact that he speaks with management--president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry--everyday about the team.
Fizdale also noted that Mills, Perry and owner James Dolan did not speak to the team after the loss.
With the team in a rut, Fizdale said that there could be a shakeup in the lineup as they prepare for the Pacers on Saturday.
"It's a possibility, Fizdale said. "Anything that can jar us to really get off to a great start."