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Breaking: Knicks Fire Head Coach David Fizdale

(via USA Today)

(via USA Today)

The New York Knicks have officially fired head coach David Fizdale, in a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Fizdale has been on the hot seat since the season opener. Despite failing to sign any significant names over the summer, officials in the front office were optimistic that the team could earn a playoff spot in this campaign. Through the first month of the season, it has since become clear that this team isn't going to sniff postseason contention.

In their most recent blowout loss to the Nuggets, Fizdale called the loss "sickening" in light of the embarrassing performance.

Not 24 hours later, the team announced they'd be parting ways with the coach in just his second season with the franchise. He is 21-83 during his tenure.

The first sign of trouble came when team management (Steve Mills, Scott Perry) scheduled an impromptu press conference, in which they seemed apologetic and appalled at their team's abysmal start.

Clearly, they felt a change was necessary, and that Fizdale was part of the reason for their underwhelming performance.

Until a permanent replacement is brought in, ESPN.com reported assistants Mike Miller and Pat Sullivan are expected to be among the candidates for the interim head coach.