For Knicks PG Emmanuel Mudiay, change has become standard.
Mudiay experienced his first trade when the Nuggets dealt him to the Knicks midway through the 2017-18 season. He went from playing under head coach Mike Malone to working in the guard-heavy system of Jeff Hornacek in New York.
Now, he has yet another head coach to learn from.
David Fizdale was named the Knicks' head coach last Thursday, marking Mudiay's third coach in three months. But he is accepting Fizdale with open arms -- as is the rest of the team.
"I've heard nothing but positive things," Mudiay told The Post's Marc Berman about Fizdale. "Just excited. Nobody has played with him yet over here except Troy Williams. But I'm not the only one excited. Everyone else is, too."
Many Knicks players took to their social media pages to welcome their new head coach including Tim Hardaway Jr., Enes Kanter, and Frank Ntilikina.
Though constant change isn't what a player looks for in his career, it could be third times the charm for Mudiay considering Fizdale is known to tap the potential of young players. The 22-year-old was the eighth overall draft pick by the Nuggets back in 2015, but he has yet to find his groove in his early seasons.
Fizdale could be the one that helps Mudiay break out, and the point guard knows it too.
"I think he can help me out a lot," Mudiay said. "Not only him, but the coaching staff he brings in. I'm looking forward to it."
In Mudiay's defense, it was tough for him to transition into the Knicks' system -- one that was entirely different from the Nuggets -- when he was traded on Feb. 8. He described it as a "whole different type of style," and the Knicks are hoping a full offseason and training camp learning it will help Mudiay thrive in 2018.
"Coming from Denver, we played a whole different type of style," Mudiay said. "Coach Hornacek had his own way of playing. It was a little different. It took me couple of weeks to figure it out. The first time being traded, I was wrong for just thinking it's going to be picked up easy. Obviously, it took longer. Two different coaches, two different ways they wanted to play."
Now, it is three different coaches. Whether or not Fizdale wants to change the entire Knicks system again is up to him. This time around, though, Mudiay gets a fresh start.
If he doesn't want to see anymore change, Mudiay will need to step up his game next season.