Not that many rookie or fresh-faced coaches get jobs with stable, well-managed front offices but Fizdale's upper management has been especially dysfunctional. It's hard, for me at least, to say if he's good or bad because he hasn't had a chance to really teach his system or have a season or two without interference to find his groove.
14. "I'm Gonna Say Something Crazy, But" In response to Reply # 0
1. Fizz deserved better. This roster is trash 2. This is NOT on Jim Dolan. I don't even blame much on Scott Perry. The common denominator is Steve Mills. Dude has to go. He's overseen much of the trash that's been happening, and he's always "survived". Dolan cut the checks and got out the way. I can't put this one on Dolan.
Phil Jackson, however, was ALL Dolan...fuck Phil
But yes, Fizz deserved better. AND more time (but black coaches only get a year)
23. "He was saying the job is impossible." In response to Reply # 19
This is Kerr acknowledging that the Knicks organization is too functional for any coach to succeed.
"As we know in this business, it’s extremely fragile, and your job is dependent on a lot of things when you’re a coach in this league. Number one, probably the talent you’re able to coach. But just as importantly is the strength of the organization and the group around you. It takes a really strong organization to help coaches and help players get through difficult times. I’m very blessed to have that around me, and not every coach does. It’s a tough league.”