On Friday, the New York Knicks and assistant coach Keith Smart. The team currently occupies the lowest spot in the Eastern Conference with a 4-18 record and has eight straight losses. So the team isn't doing so great, to say the least, and is moving on from their current coach in hopes that makes a difference.
This was Fizdale's second season with the team. His exit is not expected to be the last in New York, if the team fails to be productive this season.
The Internet had a few jokes after the news came out and here are some of the best Twitter reactions:
CBS Sports' David Samson pointed out that it is going to take more than firing the HC to turn this team around.
"The Knicks continue to step in it," he said.
Yeah. Fizdale was the problem. 🤦♂️— Matt Petersen (@TheMattPetersen) December 6, 2019
Notice a theme in these tweets?
This move doesn't have people convinced the Knicks' future will be bright.
An account that may or may not belong to the real Metta World Peace -- the follower count and it being followed by the likes of Steph Curry and Kobe Bryant are evidence that supports it being him -- says he is willing to accept the head coach position in New York and will being the "street mentality" to Madison Square Garden.
If the @nyknicks is available, I definitely want to head coach there. I will absolutely bring that street mentality to the garden. Red brick , hard nose , let’s get it popping. QB . This would be epic for all people like me. Straight from the jungles to win a title in NYC. Blaat— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorld37) December 6, 2019
Losing your job: Not great
Losing your job but getting a ton of money? A little better.
Take that money and RUN.
A lot of Dallas Cowboys fans are jealous of Knicks fans right now.
People don't tend to stick around in New York.
Only two Knicks coaches have lasted three full seasons since Pat Riley:— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) December 6, 2019
Jeff Van Gundy
Only time will tell if the Knicks will succeed, or at least succeed a little more, with a new head coach.