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Knicks Fire Derek Fisher While All Eyes Are Focused on the Super Bowl

by: Penn Collins On  Monday, February 8, 2016
Tags:  Coach   Derek Fisher   Fired   Knicks  

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The Knicks aren’t as bad as they had been for the past decade or so, but apparently their front office feels that a coaching change can take them from a middling twelfth to something a little bit better. Maybe not this season, but with the young talent they have…soon.

So the Knicks fired coach Derek Fisher this morning, while all attention was still focused on┬áSuper Bowl 50. Firing a coach is always a sign of failure, so it’s hard to blame them for wanting to make a big deal about it in the media, but it’s still interseting strategic timing. It makes you wonder when they actually made the decision. Was it a month ago and they just decided to wait until Super Bowl Monday? Or was it yesterday?

Given the recent 1-9 stretch, I don’t think they waited too long to pull the trigger. Assistant Kurt Rambis will serve as interim coach.



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