Ex-Grizzlies coach Fizdale to take over Knicks

New York: David Fizdale, fired as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies last November, was named Monday as the new coach of the NBA’s struggling New York Knicks.

The 43-year-old American – who has served assistant coaching stints with Golden State, Atlanta and Miami – took on the challenge of reviving a woeful side that has missed the play-offs for five consecutive campaigns. “I am honoured and humbled to join the Knicks,” Fizdale said. Fizdale guided the Grizzlies to a 43-39 record in his first season, losing to San Antonio in the opening round of the playoffs. (AFP)