This week, the New York Knicks announced David Fizdale as the franchise’s 29th head coach. The 43-year-old was announced at an introductory press conference at Madison Square Garden.

“I appreciate the enormous responsibility it is to coach the Knicks and am ready to give my all to build the type of winning team the passionate fans of New York will be proud of.” – Coach Fizdale

Take a closer look at the beginning of Coach Fizdale’s journey, as he and his family met with the media and ventured to Yankee Stadium to throw out the first pitch vs. The Boston Red Sox, capping off a momentous day in New York Knicks history.


I used to tell my mom I was going to play in the Mecca. I’m gonna play in The Garden one day, when I was a little kid. I didn’t get to do that. I’m going to be coaching here though. That’s right, that’s right.
I am so proud to come into this city, to be integrated in this organization, and I will roll up my sleeves and work really hard. Tirelessly to build this culture, to give these guys a great opportunity to feel basketball success.
You either go after it or you’re afraid, and I’ve never been afraid.
It’s something special about to take place right now, and I’m just happy to be part of this.