CHICAGO – After another defeat of 2: 9, the New York Knicks player continues despite all coach David Fizdale's uncertain job status.
When team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry met at the United Center on Tuesday, New York fell on a night in which Bulls rookie Coby White lost seven threes in the fourth quarter to Chicago 1
Even before a startling press conference following a defeat by Cleveland on Sunday, Mills had begun to lay the foundations for the eventual dismissal of Fizdale, said Adrian Wojnarowski and ESPN's Malika Andrews on Monday.
Fizdale did not seem to be impressed with the speculation during the shoot-up on Tuesday and told reporters, "It's always a media storm in New Yor k, so it's a big deal for everyone else, but it's for us So, our boys are focused, they are connected. "
Despite their frustration with the Chicago defeat, one in which they turned the ball 18 times and lost 52-46 in the color game Knicks player still relentless in supporting the coach in the second year.
"We have 9-10 new people, we have 10 guys who have not played together yet, and I, who was not even in the league yet," said newcomer RJ Barrett, "you'll have some challenges but you have to keep pushing, pushing on through everything, that's all I can really say, you just have to stay together.
"He's up to the challenge. We believe in him, "he continued," We stay together and as I said, we are all in with him and will just keep fighting together. "
New York players are fully aware that not only Fizdale is everything
"Just play hard for him, get out of there and give it all," Knicks pointed forward / in the middle of Bobby Portis. "We can not control the victories and losses, but we can control our level of performance and just go out and play with the swag and the intensity. Although there were no shots for us tonight and Coby White went crazy, "I think we played hard for Coach in the fourth quarter and that's all we ask for."
The Knicks have a season seven times 9 started, with four of these cases taking place in the last 20 seasons ESPN Stats & Information Research.
Players are not yet ready to give up – on their coach or team – until something becomes official. The Knicks will host Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.
"Get out there and play hard for him, go out and try to win," said Taj Gibson, who scored 17 points and five boards on Tuesday. "You get victories, the noise stops, and that's the main focus right now trying to win.
" He's trying to bring us to victory in several ways, and at the same time we've run out, "added he added. " We just have to do it a lot better and it's not just up to him, but also to us. He tried to help us win, and lately it's been the other way round. "