At one point last season, the Knicks lost 18-straight games at home. Through four home games this year, Madison Square Garden has continued to be less than inviting.
Following New York’s third blowout home loss of the 2019-20 season, and eighth loss in 10 games, Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry addressed the media to discuss the team’s early-season struggles.
“We have patience and we believe in coach and we believe in the group that we put together,” Mills said, with Perry standing next to him. “But we also know, as Scott and I have said a number of times, we need to find a way to have a consistent level of effort and execution."
On Sunday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Knicks trailed the entirety of the game, falling behind by as many as 30 points halfway through the third quarter. The final deficit was 21-points, a 108-87 trouncing.
At 2-8, New York has the worst record in the Eastern Conference and is tied with the Golden State Warriors for worst record in the NBA.
“Obviously Scott and I are not happy with where we are right now,” Mills said. “We think the team’s not performing to the level that we anticipated or expected to perform at.”
“A good friend of mine told me to never overreact to overreactors,” head coach David Fizdale said after the loss. “We’re two games from the eight-seed. The team right now that’s in the eight seed has four wins…We just have to find our consistency and our game so we can start playing better basketball.”