Bryan Gibberman is back with Knicks Quick Hitters, a short form podcast explaining what went down on Saturday in Mike Miller’s coaching debut.
It was a familiar tune for the Knicks in their 104-103 loss to the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. New head coach, same Julius Randle, as he fumbled away Mike Miller’s debut in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter.
Bryan Gibberman goes over where Randle went wrong and everything else on another edition of Knicks Quick Hitters.
The Knicks fired head coach David Fizdale in just his second seasons as he accrued a 21-83 record, dismissing the former Miami Heat assistant after back-to-back 30-plus-point blowouts to the Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets. Fizdale was specifically dismissed after practice on Friday, with Knicks players seemingly unaware of the decision by top brass during the day.
With Julius Randle still given near full control of New York’s offense, Miller’s first game at the helm for the Knicks had a very low ceiling for success. Randle was essentially at the center of many last-stretch follies, which doomed the Knicks’ chances to steal a game from playoff-hopeful Pacers, who were on the second night of back-to-back games.
In the end, the Knicks fell by one point, mercifully saving face for Miller, who after the game called the matchup and atmosphere “fun.”
The Knicks hit the road as they go on a week-long road trip on the other side of the country.