The Knicks had to really sink south for a coaching change to be made by Game 20. Indications are it was far-fetched for a change to be made this early anyway. Was owner James Dolan, who has given Fizdale private reassurances, really going to let president Mills hire a new coach from the outside on a long-term deal with Fizdale still having at least one season fully guaranteed on his pact for 2020-21? Sources indicated the major deterrent to making a change at Thanksgiving was the sketchy alternative of promoting one of the assistants – Jud Buechler, Keith Smart or Kaleb Canales. 12 hours ago – via Marc Berman @ New York Post Coaching, David Fizdale, James Dolan, Kaleb Canales, Keith Smart, Steve Mills, Top Rumors Top Rumors, Coaching, David Fizdale, James Dolan, Kaleb Canales, Keith Smart, Steve Mills, Jud Buechler, New York Knicks Storyline: David Fizdale Hot Seat?