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#1 Posted on 14.3.12 1335.35
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    Originally posted by Yahoo! Sports (sports.yahoo.com)
    Mike D’Antoni resigns as Knicks coach

    By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports
    16 minutes ago


    Mike D’Antoni has resigned as coach of the New York Knicks, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    D’Antoni and Knicks owner James Dolan agreed on Wednesday to end his three-plus-years run as Knicks coach, a source said. “It was a mutual decision to no longer coach the Knicks … conflicting visions of the club’s future,” the source said.

    D’Antoni had clashed with Carmelo Anthony after the trade brought the All-Star forward to the Knicks a year ago, and he could never get the Anthony to buy into his system.

    The Knicks have lost six consecutive games to nearly drop them out of the Eastern Conference playoff race.

    Assistant Mike Woodson, who formerly coached the Atlanta Hawks, will take over as the interim coach.
Well, then.

Is FIU tired of Isiah Thomas yet?

(edited by CRZ on 14.3.12 1336)
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#2 Posted on 14.3.12 1340.28
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The Knicks are awful and would be much better off somehow missing the playoffs and getting a better draft pick.
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#3 Posted on 14.3.12 1401.58
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Stephen A Smith was on Mike and Mike this morning saying D'Antoni wouldn't last the week. He pegged it.
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#4 Posted on 14.3.12 1405.22
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Bill Simmons tweeted that he'd rather see a Pierce/Melo trade. I wonder how long Melo's act can maintain fan support.
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#5 Posted on 14.3.12 1432.49
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    Originally posted by Brian
    The Knicks are awful and would be much better off somehow missing the playoffs and getting a better draft pick.


That would work out well for whoever owns their pick(s) this year. But unfortunately, that wasn't the answer for the last 10 years so I don't think it would be great now.

D'Antoni was never the answer. But he also wasn't the (main) problem.
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#6 Posted on 14.3.12 1553.36
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Can I hang those Sports Illustrated Jeremy Lin covers next to the Joe Charbaneau and Tony Mandarich covers?

14:58 and counting....
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#7 Posted on 14.3.12 1612.37
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Gotta love that everyone and their mother knew the Knicks would circle the drain as soon as Carmelo came back from his injury. The day Linsanity died was the day Carmelo came back and everyone saw it coming a mile away.

I feel bad for D'Antoni, who everyone seems to genuinely like. But I think he'll get another shot somewhere. D'Antoni would thrive with a young team and I'd hope a team like Sacramento would give him a call.

Meanwhile, Carmelo Anthony will get the daily scorn of New Yorkers and receive the lion's share of the blame for the team underachieving. The city looks to have turned on him after his much-hailed homecoming. And considering what he put George Karl and the Denver fanbase through last year, this couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

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#8 Posted on 14.3.12 1616.07
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D'Antono was stubborn, I don't think his style wins championships and he needed to go. That being said they hired the guy knowing his system and never gave him the right players to run it. When Donnie Walsh left he pobably should have just done the same, because it was never going to work from that point forward.

The Knicks are once again a trainwreck.

Also everything George Karl said about Carmelo Anthony is spot on. Melo might get booed every time he gets the ball at home now.

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#9 Posted on 14.3.12 1646.48
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    Originally posted by odessasteps
    Can I hang those Sports Illustrated Jeremy Lin covers next to the Joe Charbaneau and Tony Mandarich covers?

    14:58 and counting....


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#10 Posted on 14.3.12 2135.59
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Nothing indicates that this team quit on D'Antoni more than going out and destroying the Blazers by 42 the first night he's gone.
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#11 Posted on 14.3.12 2148.50
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    Originally posted by It's False
    Nothing indicates that this team quit on D'Antoni more than going out and destroying the Blazers by 42 the first night he's gone.







To be fair, the Blazers were down 40 plus to the Celtics on Friday night, so they have done a good job of no showing in some games on this road trip.
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#12 Posted on 15.3.12 0053.33
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    Originally posted by It's False
    Gotta love that everyone and their mother knew the Knicks would circle the drain as soon as Carmelo came back from his injury. The day Linsanity died was the day Carmelo came back and everyone saw it coming a mile away.

Check the schedule. Carmelo's return had absolutely zilch to do with the Knicks' sudden downturn.

- StingArmy
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#13 Posted on 15.3.12 0731.21
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    Originally posted by StingArmy
      Originally posted by It's False
      Gotta love that everyone and their mother knew the Knicks would circle the drain as soon as Carmelo came back from his injury. The day Linsanity died was the day Carmelo came back and everyone saw it coming a mile away.

    Check the schedule. Carmelo's return had absolutely zilch to do with the Knicks' sudden downturn.

    - StingArmy


That is not totally true. They did beat the Lakers and Mavericks during their hot streak, but it has more to do with the way they were losing games and the difference in body language when Carmelo came back. Jeremy Lin got a lot of the hype , but it was watching a group of guys that were miserable band together and play fun to watch team basketball and win at the same time only to fall right back into the same bad habits they had prior to that.

Of course the Knicks problems go deeper and it is not all on Melo, but then again some of it is.

(edited by BigDaddyLoco on 15.3.12 0832)
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#14 Posted on 16.3.12 0053.33
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Hell, even Linsanity when it was WORKING still meant (for the most part) a minimum five turnovers per game, and sometimes eight, from the guy getting the SI covers.
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