Report: Knicks President Steve Mills Among Those 'On Notice' This Season

GM Scott Perry, David Fizdale Could All Be Ousted If Slide Continues

Alec Gearty
November 12, 2019 - 10:03 am

The leash in the New York Knicks front office is becoming shorter as each day passes. 

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New York has lost eight of its last ten games and any glimpse at a turnaround is nowhere in sight. After defeating the upstart Mavericks, the Knicks suffered a 21-point loss to Cleveland on Nov. 10, where team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry held a press conference to address the team's expectations. 

The Knicks have won just one game in November as the team visits Chicago on Tuesday. According to SNY's Ian Begley, everybody in the Knicks' organization is "on notice" moving forward. 

Begley's sources indicate Mills, Perry and head coach David Fizdale are all candidates who will be held responsible for the team's lack of success. Fizdale is in the middle of his four-year deal, but could very likely be one of the first to be ousted. 

Fizdale has yet to lead the Knicks in the direction team brass has hoped for. He's 17-73 with the Knicks thus far and the team looks well on their way to miss the postseason for their seventh consecutive season. 

Mills has reportedly taken the next steps to fire Fizdale, who is in the middle of his second season with the team, via ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski

"Obviously, (GM) Scott (Perry) and I are not happy with where we are right now," Mills said. "We think the team is not performing to the level that we anticipated or we expected to perform, and it's something that we collectively have to do a better job of delivering the product on the floor that we said we would do at the start of this season."

While Fizdale could be ousted this season, the Knicks have shown an inability to win under Mills and Perry's leadership since taking over the team. 

The Knicks have yet to reach the postseason since Mills made the move to team president and Perry was named the Knicks' general manager.

If the Knicks suffer another brutal season and wind up with yet another lottery pick, Begley says that the duo is likely to be fired following the season if the ownership was forced to make that decision.