The New York Knicks dismissed embattled head coach David Fizdale, the team announced on Friday.
The move comes one day after Fizdale labelled the Knicks’ performance as “sickening” following a 129-92 setback to the Denver
Nuggets at Madison Square Garden. The loss was New York’s eighth in a row and 18th in 22 games this season.
New York also dismissed assistant coach Keith Smart and named assistant Mike Miller as interim head coach.
Fizdale was asked after Thursday’s contest if he was worried that the team’s troubles would be blamed on him.
“I don’t care about all of that, I don’t even think about that really,” the 45-year-old Fizdale said.
Fizdale, who is in the middle of a four-year contract, has posted a 21-83 record with the Knicks since being hired in May 2018.