The New York Knicks' front office appears to be safe for now.
Owner James Dolan met with president of basketball operations Steve Mills and others in management on Monday. The Knicks' brass left with the impression that their jobs would be secure as long as the team "showed progress" this season, league sources told SNY's Ian Begley.
However, it's unclear what Dolan deems as "progress," reports Begley.
Mills and general manager Scott Perry are also "on notice" after the team's 2-9 start to the season, sources told Begley. In spite of that, opposing executives expect Mills and Perry to remain on until the end of the 2019-20 campaign, regardless of what happens to head coach David Fizdale.
While Mills publicly showed his support for Fizdale, he's also reportedly begun to "lay the internal groundwork" that will eventually lead to the bench boss' firing.
The Knicks posted an NBA-worst 17-65 record last season and are currently tied with the Golden State Warriors at the bottom of the league's standings. New York hasn't made the playoffs since the 2012-13 campaign - its last season with a record equal to or above .500.