Joakim Noah a Fizdale fan but does that change his Knicks future?

With Jeff Hornacek fired and David Fizdale hired as Knicks head coach, center Joakim Noah apparently thinks he has a new lease on his career at the Garden.

Fizdale revealed Tuesday at his introductory press conference Noah texted him congratulations. But Noah’s NBA rebirth likely will happen with another team.

Sources indicate the likeliest scenario still is Noah becoming a stretch-provision waiver at the Sept. 1 landmark date — as first reported by The Post. Waiting until Sept. 1 would enable the Knicks to maximize their salary-cap savings while not having Noah’s $72 million deal strangle their cap for too many years.

Of course, things can change. There’s hope among Knicks brass the team can find a trading partner for Noah, who played seven games this past season.

The Knicks also could bring the 33-year-old Hell’s Kitchen product to training camp to see what he has left while evaluating their cadre of centers. It’s uncertain if two of them, Enes Kanter and Kyle O’Quinn, will be on the roster since they each have opt-out clauses in their contracts. That could leave the Knicks with just 7-foot-1 rookie Luke Kornet unless they sign or draft a center. The Knicks could wait until mid-October to waive Noah as they set their 15-man roster before the season opener.

“He reached out to me and just congratulated me,’’ Fizdale said at Tuesday’s press conference. “I’m not putting a ceiling on anybody. Whoever is on our team in front of me is going to get my full attention to investment. He’s obviously given me fits from back in the days. I’ve got some Noah nightmares from when he was in Chicago, some of those wars. I’m not putting a cap on anybody.”

Fizdale added “the organization has to make the decision.’’

Knicks general manager Scott Perry hardly sounded enthused about Phil Jackson’s biggest blunder. Three-and-a-half weeks ago, Perry said he reached out to all the players about Hornacek’s firing — except for Noah. Perry didn’t say Tuesday whether he has spoken with Noah.

“We’re not taking any options off the table in terms of whether Noah will be here or not be here,’’ Perry said. “We’ll just keep you posted as we move forward.”

Fizdale loves steely defenders and Noah fills the bill. However, the 2014 defensive player of the year can be viewed as an offensive liability in the new style of pace and space. And Noah likely hasn’t been working on his long-range jump shot during the past 3½ months in exile.

Noah was banished with pay on Jan. 25 after a tiff with Hornacek in Denver, when he said he felt the former Knicks coach embarrassed him. Noah was pulled during garbage time in the previous game at Golden State. The incident was a black mark on Hornacek’s reputation in connecting with today’s ego-driven players.

After all of Noah’s injuries and his advanced age, Fizdale may find Noah doesn’t have the athleticism to be a superior defender in the new era. If the Knicks wait until Sept. 1, a stretch provision waiver would save them $12 million in 2019 cap space. His contract would be off the books in time for 2021 free agency.

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