Mike Miller is in charge — at least for now.
Following the Knicks’ firing of head coach David Fizdale and assistant coach Keith Smart on Friday, Mike Miller was put in charge on an interim basis.
The 55-year-old is in his first season on the Knicks’ coaching staff after four years coaching the Westchester Knicks. During his G-League tenure, he racked up a 108-92 record, winning the Dennis Johnson Coach of the Year Award for his 32-18 mark in 2017-18.
Miller’s coaching career has taken him from heading up the staff at Texas State Eastern Illinois to an assistant at California-Riverside at the NCAA level. He joined the Austin Spurs as an assistant coach in 2013 before taking the Westchester gig in 2015. His expertise in player development will be crucial, at least in the short term, on a roster the counts eight players who are in the first three seasons of their pro careers.
“Mike is an accomplished and respected coach who has been an integral member of the Knicks family the last four years with Westchester,” Fizdale said when Miller joined his staff over the offseason. “Mike is a great addition to the staff, a relentless worker who shares our approach to the game with an expertise in player development.”
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