The New York Knicks are in a bad way. After starting the season 2-8, the hope that they might compete for a playoff spot is pretty much expired.
This team is bad, and all those signings in the offseason didn’t help their cause.
So, what’s next for the Knickerbockers? According to SNY.tv’s Ian Begley, mid-season coaching/management changes have not been ruled out by high-ranking team officials.
Multiple SNY sources familiar with the matter said as recently as Thursday that there was no indication that any major coaching or management change was imminent. But those sources stated that nothing had been ruled out with regard to an in-season front office or coaching change.
Sources also told SNY that high-ranking MSG officials — those that would be part of the decision-making process to make changes to management or the coaching staff — weren’t thrilled after last Sunday’s 113-92 home loss to the Sacramento Kings. That’s understandable, given the result. But it’s worth pointing out given the sense of urgency and general disappointment expressed by top Knicks decision makers on Sunday.
Following New York’s third blowout home loss of the 2019-20 season and eighth loss in 10 games, Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry addressed the media to discuss the team’s early-season struggles. They appeared vulnerable and genuinely heartbroken at the status of their team.
Apparently, those types of feelings are being felt all through the team.
Six years following their last playoff appearance, it is obvious that the team was hoping for better in the 2019-20 campaign. So far, that has not been the result.