The coach of the Knicks speaks in the same tone as before, his words every bit as upbeat. You listen to David Fizdale speak, what you hear is a man who hasn’t yet been knocked flat by his won-loss record. You listen to Fizdale speak, you’re still half-tempted to grab some sneakers and shorts and take a charge for him.
“I feel like this team is ready to take that next step,” Fizdale said Monday, media day at the MSG Training Center, when Next Year arrived at last for the Knicks.
“They’re going to come out in every game and compete to win,” Fizdale said.