David Fizdale Rumors
After the trip overseas, the Knicks are expected to meet with San Antonio Spurs assistant coach James Borrego in New York, league sources said. The Spurs granted permission to New York to interview Borrego, sources said. Among the Knicks’ head-coaching interviews already completed, David Fizdale and Jerry Stackhouse made strong cases for themselves, league sources told ESPN.
Marc Stein: The Phoenix Suns have an interview scheduled Wednesday with former Grizzlies coach David Fizdale, league sources say
My best read, with the Knicks just beginning the interview phase of their search, is that they’re most likely to choose one of three veteran coaches — unless the emerging Jerry Stackhouse wows them face to face. Those three coaches, in alphabetical order, are: David Blatt, David Fizdale and Mark Jackson. The link between Blatt and Knicks president Steve Mills from their days together at Princeton is well known by now. Blatt badly wants to return to the N.B.A. in the wake of his abbreviated stint with Cleveland and, because of those ties to Mills, has to be viewed as a contender here. Yet some in coaching circles believe the choice is more likely to come down to Fizdale vs. Jackson.
Phoenix is also expected to interview former Memphis coach David Fizdale and former Charlotte coach Steve Clifford. ESPN reported that Phoenix also has had informal conversations with former Orlando and Indiana coach Frank Vogel and ex-Cleveland coach David Blatt. A Suns source said Phoenix has not ruled out any candidates and will have “many conversations” with prospective coaches.
Ian Begley: Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on NYK candidate & ex-MIA assistant David Fizdale: “He’s a brilliant basketball mind & has gold-standard level communication skills..I hope he goes West. That’s the kind of respect I have for him. I don’t want him going anywhere in the East.” Full quote: pic.twitter.com/c5UlvqleVa