Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
In an interview with NBC New York, David Fizdale was asked about what he learned during his tenure in Memphis, which ended early last season with his firing: "I went in there just force-feeding culture down everyone's throat," Fizdale told NBC's Bruce Beck. "Like I said in the press conference (in May), I had a small window, I felt, with those guys. So I really tried to fast track everythhig. And there's just some things you can't rush. You can't rush relationships, you can't rush trust, you can't rush the culture. And I tried to do that. And that was my bad. So hopefully I learned that lesson coming here and I really take the time and the steeps that's necessary to build a culture that can last." Fizdale, Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry are trying to build a strong culture in New York. They're hoping to succeed where many other execs and coaches have failed in the last two decades. That will be one of many elements to keep an eye on this season in New York.