Steve Mills and Scott Perry on Sunday night suddenly paid a visit to the Madison Square Garden press room to tell the media the current state of the New York Knicks.

The Knicks were just fresh from a disastrous performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers that even saw the fans booing at them when they fell to a 26-point deficit.

Cleveland eventually trounced New York by 21, 108-87.

In what The Athletic's Mike Vorkunov called as more than a rarity, Mills, the Knickerbockers' president, and Perry, their general manager, called a press conference right after the game to air their thoughts about the loss.

"Given that this is our 10th game, we felt we have an obligation to come and speak to you guys," Mills said in his opening remarks, explaining the surprise press conference.

New York only won twice so far, an uncharacteristic feat for a team that just had the third overall pick in the recent National Basketball Association Draft.

"Obviously, Scott and I are not happy with where we are right now. We think the team is not performing to the level that we anticipated or expected to perform at, and it's something that we collectively have to do a better job of delivering the product of the plan that we said we would do at the start of the season," Mills continued.

Despite the defeat, however, Mills clarified that they are still keeping their trust with the Knicks, from the players to the coaching staff, at least for now.

"We still believe in our coaching staff. We believe in the plan Scott and I put together and the players that we've assembled," he added.

Later, Coach David Fizdale came to the press room and acknowledged that Mills and Perry are telling them to be urgent in racking up wins.

"I live in that sense of urgency. I don't need anyone to speak to give me a sense of urgency," Fizdale said.

Reacting to Mills's statement, Julius Randle, the top performer for New York with 20 points and 16 rebounds, said, "That means a lot."

He then vowed, "We just wanna go out there and play with our best ability and prove those guys right."

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Head Coach David Fizdale of the New York Knicks talks to his players during the second half of an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on March 18, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Getty Images/Vaughn Ridley

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