The Knicks were not expected to be competitive during the 2020-21 NBA season.
The team was mired in a rebuild and had hired Tom Thibodeau in the offseason to be its new coach. This was the veteran’s third stop on the head coaching circuit, and it was expected that he would need time to turn things around. After all, the Knicks posted a 21-45 record during the COVID-19-shortened 2019-20 season, the seventh-worst mark in the NBA.
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They were expected to be one of the East’s worst teams again. The the Westgate