Knicks can Fisher, remain a joke during Dolan Era | Red's Army - The Voice of Boston Celtics Fans
Red's Army

Knicks can Fisher, remain a joke during Dolan Era

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) February 8, 2016 Around the NBA 14 Comments on Knicks can Fisher, remain a joke during Dolan Era


Let’s start with the breaking news: Derek Fisher has been fired by the New York Knicks. He finished the first season and a half of his coaching career with a 40-96 record after losing 9 of his last 10 games.

So another coach bites the dust. Fisher had a 5-year deal worth up to $25 million dollars, but there were team options and bonuses involved in that total value, so he’s not getting all of that money. Still, he’s getting paid to chill at home and train for a rematch with Matt Barnes.

The Knicks, meanwhile, remain an utter joke under the stewardship of James Dolan.

Dolan climbed into the Knicks driver’s seat in 1999. That was a 50-win Knicks team.. so if we want to be kind and go back one year from Chuck’s tweet, they get an extra above-.500 season. The following year they won 48 games, and then suffered 9-straight losing seasons. In the middle of that stretch they did this:

On October 4th, 2005, the Chicago Bulls signed-and-traded center Eddy Curry, center-forward Antonio Davis and a 2007 1st round draft pick (Wilson Chandler) to the New York Knicks for guard Jermaine Jackson, forwards Mike Sweetney and Tim Thomas, a 2006 1st round draft pick (LaMarcus Aldridge), a 2007 1st round draft pick (Joakim Noah), a 2007 2nd round draft pick (Kyrylo Fesenko) and a 2009 2nd round draft pick (Jon Brockman).

Then Isiah Thomas happened. After Donnie Walsh successfully cleaned up Superfund site the Knicks had become, Dolan saw fit to get rid of him. Now the Knicks are in Phil Jackson’s hands.

Oh how bad is it? We’re adding Fish’s 40-96 to this:



SB Nation put this little ditty together back in December of 2014. Now Rambis gets to add to his record as the Knicks interim coach, and, maybe, Shaw will come in to tack on a couple of L’s.

Maybe teams are lining up to throw money at Luke Walton. Maybe Tom Thibodeau will resurface in New York. Who knows, but we do know this…

…as long as James Dolan is there, they’ll make the wrong moves. Even if they make the right move, they’ll do something to undo it. They have a bad owner who’s more interested in being a bad blues singer. He’s an egomaniac who hired another egomaniac in Jackson to run a cornerstone NBA franchise.

They say the NBA is better when the Knicks are good, but there are college kids out there who don’t understand that concept. Meanwhile.

Like this Article? Share it!

  • Curt Hays

    Damn, it feels good to be a Celtics fan.

  • Sean

    he’s getting paid to chill at home and train for a rematch with Matt Barnes.


  • zippittyay

    Just maybe it IS the ‘triangle offense’?

  • CFH

    The Knicks are a joke and also water is wet. It’s good that some things don’t change.

  • RedsLoveChild

    Much has happened since the NY Knicks last won an NBA title.

    For instance….Ray Allen, Steve Nash, and Rasheed Wallace were all born.

    • forever_green

      So was Derek Fisher, now he’s rolling over in his grave.

  • Astarot

    What’ll happen first snow storm in hell or NYK winning NBA title? The answer is obvious.

  • art

    What’s wrong with NYK staying the way they are? Let ’em. No reason to say anything else. Let ’em be bad for the next 50000 years.

  • forever_green

    It’s okay NY…David Lee is available.

    • Curt Hays

      Confirmed, David Lee hired as player/coach of NYK.

  • Lee in Oregon

    He shouldn’t have made that crack about Rondo…… secret the knicks want Rajon next year.

    • Curt Hays

      What would be your opinion of Rondo if he refused to go to either Miami or New York? Would he be a true Celtic? Should we get him back?

  • Eisenhorn1976

    To be fair to Phil Jackson, Steve Kerr should be on that tree. He was Jackson’s first choice as coach of the Knicks — and by all accounts, he was 90% there — but some organizational screw-up happened and Golden State was able to pounce at the opportunity and sign him. I would say that out of all those linked to him, the only one with his explicit endorsement as a coach is Steve Kerr. Fish was his second choice for the Knicks job and for all we know, Phil regards most of those guys as career assistant or “caretaker” coaches.

    People always like to put Kerr in Pop’s backyard when he’s actually a fruit of both — and he won more titles under Phil. I remember an interview with Kerr from a few months ago and he mentioned that he does run some triangle plays at Golden State — it’s just not their whole offense — unlike what Fisher had with the Knicks.

    Besides, if we did Pop’s tree, we should have Brett Brown up there with Bud — and have a dotted line to Mr. Racial Sensitivity, Danny Ferry.

    Can’t say I feel bad for Fisher. He always seemed like a douchebag to me and was a dirty player. I never understood why he was such a media darling during his Lakers days. He was also a disaster as the players’ union president… then he has that Matt Barnes stink on him…

    • Curt Hays

      I appreciate the objectivity.

      To be fair, Steve Kerr won those rings with Jordan 🙂

      Let me be an objective fan: All of Kerr’s coaching prowess is from Pop. Phil Jackson isn’t that great. Triangle offense is terrible. Go Celtics.