- The New York Knicks have hired David Fizdale to be their next head coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
- Fizdale was one of at least 11 candidates for the job.
- He was previously the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies.
The New York Knicks have hired David Fizdale to be their head coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Fizdale, who was a long-time assistant with the Miami Heat, was most recently the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies less than two seasons.
Fizdale led the Grizzles to the playoffs during the 2016-17 season, his first as a head coach, where he famously gave his “Take that for data!” rant following a loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Fizdale was fired after just 19 games the following season, one day after benching star center Marc Gasol.
According to Wojnarowski, Fizdale agreed to a four-year contract with the Knicks.
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