Steve Mills and Scott Perry came away from a conversation on Sunday with James Dolan with the impression their jobs would remain secure provided the New York Knicks "showed progress" this season.

Dolan speaks with Mills and Perry regularly, but the meeting on Sunday carried extra weight.

ESPN reported that Mills had been laying the groundwork internally to fire Fizdale prior to Sunday. Sources tell that Mills and Perry are also 'on notice' in the wake of the Knicks' slow start.