The Knicks are sliding out of the playoff race. Rather then make a lineup rotation switch or trade, the Knicks shocked the world by making a front office change.
The New York Knicks fired coach Derek Fisher on Monday after the team lost its fifth straight game and nine of its past 10.
The Knicks are 23-31 this season after going 17-65 in Fisher's first season in 2014-15.
Fisher, who had no previous head-coaching experience, took over for Mike Woodson. Fisher thanked Jackson, Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan and his players and staff. "This is a very talented team with strong character and I am confident they will succeed," Fisher said in a statement. "Obviously, I'm disappointed, but have learned an immense amount from this experience and hope to grow from it."
Many believed that Fisher wasn't making a strong transition from player to coach. With that being said, during his first year in NY the front office gave him no real team to field. They struck out this offseason in grabbing a big free agent as well. Their biggest free agent addition was Robin Lopez. This year, the Knicks have been moving in the right direction, but Fisher has struggled over the past 10 games. This may have led to his demise.
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