The David Fizdale Era will open with a winnable game against Trae Young, The Post has learned.
In their first season opener at home since 2014, the Knicks will play host to the Hawks on Oct. 17 at the Garden.
The Knicks also opened their summer league schedule against Atlanta, a game in which rookie Kevin Knox scored 20 points and Frank Ntilikina had his way defending Young. Knox again will be the opening night showpiece as Kristaps Porzingis continues his rehab.
The Knicks’ Christmas Day showdown with the visiting Bucks already had been announced, and it’s uncertain if Porzingis will be back from his ACL tear in time for that matchup.
The entire Knicks schedule will be announced later Friday. According to a source, the Knicks will be back at the Garden for Martin Luther King Day, hosting Oklahoma City sans Carmelo Anthony.
Back on the sidelines, Fizdale coached Memphis for one season and one month before being fired Nov. 27 after a feud with All-Star center Marc Gasol.
Training camp opens Sept. 24, and the Knicks will work at their Tarrytown campus. During three seasons under Phil Jackson, the Knicks went away to West Point. In the recent past, they have trained at Saratoga and in Charleston, S.C.
The Knicks logged a 29-53 record in 2017-18 and are projected by Vegas’ Westgste Sportsbook at an over-under of 29 1/2 wins.
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