David Fizdale Returns To ESPN As Analyst

Former Knicks coach David Fizdale will return to ESPN as a studio analyst, Ian Begley of SNY.tv reports.

Fizdale was fired by the Knicks after the team got off to a 4-18 start. He also appeared on the network two seasons ago in a similar role. ESPN has often been a haven for coaches in between jobs. Stan Van Gundy and Byron Scott are among the ex-coaches currently employed by the network.

Fizdale had a 21-83 record in New York. Fizdale chose the Knicks over other offers, such as positions in Charlotte, Phoenix, and Atlanta. He was also the head coach in Memphis, where he went 43-39 in 2016/17 before getting fired early the next season after a 7-12 beginning.

The Knicks are 3-5 under interim head coach Mike Miller.

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6 thoughts on “David Fizdale Returns To ESPN As Analyst

    • SheaGoodbye

      About the Knicks in particular. As terrible as he was as head coach, I hope he gets in some good digs.

  1. hiflew

    Going from one losing organization to another. That guy really needs a break.

    • paladin

      Yes..Tell us about how Great Fox News Sports is! Skip does you right every morning! LOL

  2. greg1

    He won’t say anything about the Knicks, of anything controversial in general if he wants back into the coaching ranks.

  3. Real 2K Insider

    Coaches return to broadcasting because it allows them to collect two checks.

    Unlike player contracts, coaching contracts don’t overlap. If Fizdale signed a new coaching deal worth 10M, that would reduce the Knicks obligation to him by that amount.

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