Most players and coaches around the league who have had a reaction to the Knicks' handling and subsequent firing of David Fizdale have come out against the team, including Doc Rivers.
LeBron James, whose Lakers host the Knicks on Tuesday night, kept things pretty vanilla when asked Sunday about the Fizdale situation.
"I don't know, I didn't really have too much of a reaction," James said. "I think the conversation was talked about for quite a while. Coach Fiz is a great coach, great communicator, he can try to motivate his players. I haven't had an opportunity to talk to him since it happened. But I wish him the best, and that's all that matters."
Since firing Fizdale in early-December and replacing him with interim head coach Mike Miller, the Knicks have improved -- winning six games in that span after winning only four under Fizdale.
Still, there are many who believe that -- despite his shortcomings when it came to in-game coaching -- Fizdale was set up to fail by Steve Mills and Scott Perry due to the mismatched roster he was given and the limited amount of time he was given.
Fizdale, who was fired in the second year of a five-year deal, will be returning to ESPN as an NBA analyst later this season, SNY's Ian Begley recently reported.