Nov 4, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher reacts in the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
What About Fisher?
It’s never too early to remove a coach who has shown no real signs of anything special. In fact, the sooner a bad coach is removed, the sooner a team can be on the path to improvement.
There is a very real cost for sticking with a bad coach longer than necessary. When this season is over, there will be two seasons worth of Fisher’s body of work to make a fair assessment.
Second, Ewing’s official coaching record may be 0-1, but he’s quietly amassed over 12 years of experience as an assistant coach with three NBA teams. He’s worked alongside well-respected names including Jeff Van Gundy and Stan Van Gundy.
To put that into perspective, that’s nearly as many years as he spent being a captain on the Knicks.