New York currently owns the NBA's second-worst record and is on track for a sixth consecutive 50-loss season, but don't expect league commissioner Adam Silver to step in and help.
"I wouldn't. It's not my role," Silver told WFAN Sports Radio's Mike Francesa. "Of course, I work for 30 teams. And the 29 other teams want to beat that team. (That's) not to say me getting involved (would be good) and that I'm in any better position to know what to do. We set the rules. And then (we) try to have a level playing field for the teams to compete."
The Sixers hired Jerry Colangelo as their chairman of basketball operations in December 2015 following a disastrous 1-20 start. Silver was said to have been instrumental in bringing Colangelo aboard.
In April 2016, the former Executive of the Year brought in his son, Bryan, to become the club's new president of basketball operations and general manager after Sam Hinkie, who was the architect of "The Process," had resigned from both positions.
While both Colangelos are no longer with Philadelphia, the club has shown steady improvement in the three seasons since they first arrived, reaching the postseason's second round in each of the last two campaigns.
After New York's latest defeat, Knicks head coach David Fizdale said his team's effort was "sickening."
Fizdale's days on the job appear to be numbered, as Knicks president of basketball operations Steve Mills has reportedly been laying the groundwork that will eventually lead to his firing.
- With h/t to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News