The ESPN report came after Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry held an impromptu news conference expressing dissatisfaction regarding the current state of the team. Since the news conference, the Knicks have responded with improved play, winning two of their last four games.
During the presser, Mills implied Dolan was unhappy with where the Knicks were at that time, saying, "he has the same kind of expectations that we have. And this is really about how we feel about what we should be doing, what we should be delivering as a group and we all take responsibility."
In their first 10 games this season, the Knicks were non-competitive during five of them. Since the Perry and Mills news conference, the team has lost by double-digits just once, even enjoying a blowout win of their own, beating the Cavaliers 123-105. For Fizdale to keep comfortable in his head coaching chair, the Knicks will need to show effort and progression from their young players.
After finding just four wins on the season through their first 14 games, their next ten contests will present a difficult task for the Knicks. With games against the 76ers, Raptors, Celtics, Bucks and Nuggets, the Knicks won't catch a break until playing the Golden State Warriors Dec. 11.