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Knicks brass has pointed toward the summer of 2019, when it plans to be ready to make a free-agent splash. But after Thursday’s hiring of former Memphis head coach and Heat assistant David Fizdale, the Knicks are prepared to open salary-cap space this summer in the unlikely event they get an inkling LeBron James has…

The Knicks hired former Grizzlies coach and Heat assistant David Fizdale on Thursday to be their next head coach after an extensive search. Knicks fans took to Twitter to express how pleased they were with the move, their displeasure it wasn’t Mark Jackson coming home and their doubt in the team’s ability to become a…

New Knicks coach David Fizdale had a trio of gushing fans on ESPN’s studio show Thursday in Chauncey Billups, Paul Pierce and Jalen Rose. Even though Billups couldn’t remember team president Steve Mills’ last name, the former Knicks point guard said Fizdale was clearly the best choice. Billups is close to general manager Scott Perry…

The Knicks did the right thing Thursday. They hired the right man. That doesn’t fix everything. It doesn’t guarantee anything. But hiring David Fizdale is a step in the right direction, a big step. Fizdale alone doesn’t make them champions or even winners. But it puts them on the right path, points them in the…

On the three-week anniversary of Jeff Hornacek’s firing, the Knicks have agreed to terms in principle with a new coach — David Fizdale, an NBA source confirmed. The deal reportedly is for four years, according to ESPN. The Knicks will make an official announcement next week when they will hold a press conference. The 43-year-old…

Ayton has historically low block and steal rates for a top flight center prospect and he’s going to get absolutely roasted in the pick and roll at the next level. That, combined with the fact that he’s not much a 3 ball shooter leaves me skeptical as his athletic ability, while prodigious, isn’t gonna make up for his lack of secondary skills in the NBA. That said, his offensive game outside his 3 ball is extremely polished, but he looks more like a more athletic LMA w bad defense than Tim Duncan or Karl Towns.

Again, anybody who doesn’t have Doncic at #1 is simply not paying enough attention. His stats are unprecedented for a guy his age. His only question mark is his “athletic ability” but he’s actually quite strong and can build muscle quite easily and is v highly developed in his fine motor ability. So it’s more a foot speed and leaping question than an overall athletic ability question. And his defense is actually underrated. You just can’t say no to a guy that complete at that young an age–he gets comparisons to Larry Bird for a reason, and not just because he’s white.

My cousin was up for a promotion of sorts, to a liason position. He (white dude) got passed over and a black person got the job. He was incensed, claimed he was discriminated against, it was affirmative action, because he was technically more qualified. My cousin lacks the self-awareness necessary to understand that he’s an asshole. 100% pedantic jerk, 100% of the time. Doesn’t ‘play politics’ and disdains those who are connected that way. Basically he was completely unqualified for that job. I think about that story every time someone brings up how everything should be merit based. Well, that story and the fact that ignoring the effects of racism is one of the best ways to ensure racism continues having these massive negative effects.

A qualified black guy got a job over a couple qualified white guys. Even before they hired Fizdale people were talking about race as a deciding factor just because he was in the running and some people made a (legit) big deal out of a FO run by two black guys. But there’s no actual indication race had anything to do with this hire, and we don’t know what the deciding factors, which merits so to speak, were the relevant ones. Maybe Budz wasn’t enough of a team player. Maybe Blatt wasn’t convincing. Maybe being black was a relevant factor, maybe they wanted someone with a specific experience and perspective, and that would also be a merit based factor.