David Fizdale plans on traveling to Latvia to meet with Kristaps Porzingis.
Porzingis has had a difficult relationship with the Knicks at times, skipping last season's exit meeting.
“I’m a fresh start for [Porzingis],” Fizdale said on MSG Network. “I really feel like I’m going to make a great connection with him and his family. We’re going to build something special around him that he feels great about.”
Porzingis is rehabbing his torn ACL.
“The best way to describe him is he’s the future of the NBA,” Fizdale said. “Look around who’s playing right now. They all got guys super long, super athletic, super skilled, super tough-minded. He fits all of the qualities of a megastar and a guy who can really propel a franchise forward to high places.”