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Examining Big East’s ‘best player,’ who may be destined for Knicks

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — During the Big East Tournament in March, eventual tourney and ultimate national champion Villanova used the Knicks’ locker room at Madison Square Garden. The situation was not lost on Villanova forward Mikal Bridges, who even then was seen by some as a possible Knicks draft pick. “I love it here. We play here twice in...
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David Fizdale’s tough upbringing made him perfect for Knicks

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — It is beautiful, but too bright outside, and Helen Hamilton refuses to look up until she gets her sunglasses. She puts them on, turns around, and is surprised, and thrilled, staring at a massive picture of her son, David Fizdale, on the marquee outside Madison Square Garden. Hamilton scrambles to retrieve her phone from her...
  • 13 days ago
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Frank Ntilikina question looms large as Knicks eye draft options

NY Post (Marc Berman) — When David Fizdale took the podium at Tuesday’s Garden press conference, point guards Emmanuel Mudiay and Trey Burke sat in the front row. Frank Ntilikina? He was 3,600 miles away — in Paris. Ntilikina was amid a series of workouts at INSEP, France’s premier performance academy. Working with him was a member of the Knicks’...
  • 13 days ago
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David Fizdale considering Keith Smart, Nick Van Exel for coaching staff, source says

Newsday David Fizdale has begun working on his coaching staff.
  • 14 days ago
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Knicks coach David Fizdale starting to build his staff

NY Daily News (STEFAN BONDY) — David Fizdale has said he’s just starting to build his staff.
  • 14 days ago
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Knicks quizzed LeBron’s agent to check on David Fizdale

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks brass never talked to LeBron James for a reference on David Fizdale — perhaps out of fear of tampering. But Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry did the next-best thing — reaching out to Rich Paul, James’ longtime agent and childhood friend from Akron, according to an NBA source. All four of...
  • 14 days ago
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Joakim Noah’s HS coach says veteran still has a lot in the tank

NY Post (Marc Berman) — One of Joakim Noah’s confidants believes the Knicks center and Jeff Hornacek made a bad fit from the start because the former coach didn’t prioritize defense and was not structured enough. Whether new coach David Fizdale represents a new beginning for Noah may be too good of a fairy-tale story, but Noah’s high school coach,...
  • 14 days ago
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James Dolan’s lawyer asks security video be entered as evidence

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Both sides agree in the never-ending James Dolan-Charles Oakley war: let's go to the video tape.
  • 15 days ago
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David Fizdale’s whole life has been leading to Knicks chance

NY Post (Steve Serby) — New Knicks head coach David Fizdale discusses his upbringing in South Central Los Angeles, his basketball philosophy and why he’s the right man for the job in a Q&A with The Post’s Steve Serby. Q: Are you big on visualization? A: Yeah. I had a Navy SEAL guy that worked with our players in Memphis...
  • 15 days ago
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New Knick coach Fizdale sees Lance Thomas as his Draymond Green

NY Daily News (STEFAN BONDY) — Don’t tell David Fizdale that the Knicks have a talent problem.
  • 15 days ago
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Joakim Noah a Fizdale fan but does that change his Knicks future?

NY Post (Marc Berman) — With Jeff Hornacek fired and David Fizdale hired as Knicks head coach, center Joakim Noah apparently thinks he has a new lease on his career at the Garden. Fizdale revealed Tuesday at his introductory press conference Noah texted him congratulations. But Noah’s NBA rebirth likely will happen with another team. Sources indicate the likeliest scenario...
  • 15 days ago
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What Heat coach would’ve told Knicks about their new coach

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — As they researched the coaching candidacy of David Fizdale, members of the Knicks hierarchy interviewed many of those who had interacted with him in the past. But they did not meet with Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, who had a long relationship with Fizdale. They didn’t have to talk with Spoelstra. They had already talked...
  • 15 days ago
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David Fizdale excited to coach Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — In a job full of projects, among the biggest and most important for David Fizdale is Frank Ntilikina.
  • 16 days ago
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David Fizdale had big impact on Erik Spoelstra in Miami

Newsday Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra didn't always agree with David Fizdale's suggestions and he joked that he threw him out of his office many times when the two worked together. But Spoelstra always appreciated Fizdale's mind, viewpoint, and ability to challenge him.
  • 16 days ago
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Erik Spoelstra reflects on 'legendary fights' with David Fizdale

NY Daily News (STEFAN BONDY) — Perhaps the working dynamic with Spoelstra provides a clue about why it didn't work in Memphis for Fizdale.
  • 16 days ago
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