Football guy move

We know football coaches love symbolism.  It appears as if New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale is a fan of it as well.

Fizdale brought an ax into the Knicks locker room to keep his team focused on the task of chopping down a big tree.  The big tree the Knicks need to stay focused on is getting better.

Via Newsday:

“My thing to these guys is what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to chop down a big tree,” Fizdale said. “If you're paying attention to if the tree is falling, you’re never going to get that tree down. We signed a covenant as a group, every guy. I said, ‘Hey, let’s make a commitment that no matter what happens that we stick together and we keep chopping this tree together.’

“So the ax is just a symbol of us chopping this tree. Every day putting in the work with the right attitude. The right respect for what we’re trying to accomplish. And not let things linger, but keeping our eyes on the task of getting better.”

Fizdale might be coaching the wrong sport.  There is no doubt about it, this kind of symbolism would have football players running through a wall for him.  We'll have to see if it will work for the Knicks.

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