The Knicks have themselves a new head coach.
It looks like the New York Knicks have found their next head coach. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, David Fizdale has signed a 4-year deal to be the Knicks new coach. However terms of the deal have not been revealed.
ESPN claims Fizdale, who coached the Memphis Grizzlies into the Western Conference playoffs in his one full season as coach, was New York's primary target from the start of the search process. It’s reported as many as ten candidates were interviewed for the job, including former Golden State Warriors coach and Knicks guard Mark Jackson, former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, short-lived Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt, former Toronto Raptors G-League coach Jerry Stackhouse, and TNT analyst Kenny Smith.
Fizdale traveled back to his Los Angeles home Thursday night, and will be back to New York for a news conference early next week, according to league sources. He’s also scheduled to meet with Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis in his home country of Latvia soon.
"He's a brilliant basketball mind that has exceptional, gold-standard level communication skills," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said recently. "He's one of my best friends. But I say that objectively. I just think he's one of the most talented coaches I've been around.”