The 4-18 start through the first 22 games is the team's worst start in franchise history, as that run ends his record at 21-83 in less than two seasons as the Knicks head coach. He had originally signed a four-year, $22 million contract with New York, but his .202 winning percentage is the fifth-worst with a single team that included a minimum of 100 games. The eight-game losing streak also included a blowout loss to the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers on November 10th, as this forgettable start also led to the firing of top assistant Keith Smart.
Since the 1999-2000 season, which was James Dolan's first as the Knicks owner, he has had 12 different head coaches. That is tied for the most in the NBA during that span with the Memphis Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons, and Phoenix Suns. They now have Mike Miller as their interim head coach, and will add to that coach list at some point, as they look to move on from an off-season that saw them lose out on a star-studded free agent list, including Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving,. who are now playing right down the road.