On the San Diego campus, he was known as “The Mayor,” said Brad Holland, his college coach. Fizdale was known wherever he went. Now, the Knicks must hope he can administer a turnaround in New York, with a record to match his charisma.
“He’s just so good with people and it’s genuine — players, teammates, whatever,” Holland said. “If you don’t like David Fizdale, that’s a you problem.”