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Marc Gasol

In Fizdale, Knicks get coach LeBron likes and players praise

The more Knicks management asked about David Fizdale, the more they heard how much players respect him.

It can't hurt that one of them is LeBron James.

And while Knicks fans can dream of Fizdale's relationship with James giving them a shot when the superstar enters free agency as expected, a team building from the bottom can't focus on one player — even the best one in the game.

New York needed a coach that can bring out the best in everyone on the roster, and that's what the Knicks believe they have in Fizdale.

The Knicks agreed to a deal with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach last week and introduced him Tuesday at a news conference at Madison Square...