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D’Antoni Has to GO!!

One quick question…

If you have certain individuals in a basketball game getting their ass kicked (Knicks Starting Line-Up), then you put in the subs and they go on a 15-0 run to take the lead…WHY PUT THE STARTERS BACK IN????

Don’t get me wrong, Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin are ballers, who are better than their counterparts on the bench on most given days, but as a coach you need to understand the chemistry of your team in the middle of a game.  The Knicks had the Spurs on the ropes, as soon as Carmelo and Lin came back, Mavs go on a game winning run.

After Sunday in which D’Antoni doesn’t foul Pierce and lets the Celtics roll the ball down the court to Rondo, it’s safe to say the Knicks will not win a championship with this coach.  Phil Jackson, strap em up!

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3 responses

  1. Bryan

    Don’t get me wrong, I think D’Antoni is a HUGE problem…but he is so consistent in failing to successfully coach the team I think someone else needs to be held accountable as well. How he neglected to foul Pierce was a mistake unfit for an NBA coach. HE is the one who loses games for the Knicks. I’m not saying the players are not at all at fault, but since D’Antoni’s lack of coaching occurs so regularly, I think there is a major management issue with the Knicks that needs to be remedied. Also, he needs to shave his mustache.

    March 7, 2012 at 8:26 PM

  2. No one has been more unhappy with D’Antoni’s coaching these past 4 years than me. Last night was a heartbreaking loss in which we were down by 19 points to Dallas in the third quarter. Any other Knicks team over the past 12 years would of been annihilated and no longer even in this game, but with a revamped bench and new team “swag,” the Knicks fought back impressively to even take the lead in the fourth quarter. This comeback, which yes, was orchestrated by our amazingly deep bench, was only the first of 2 steps to win this game. Step 1, make impressive come back…Step 2, close out your game with your “closers.”
    Carmelo Anthony has stated time and again that he wants to close out games and be the one to win them for his team. He came into the game with the Knicks only down by 3 and over 4 minutes left on the clock. It was time to close and our “closer” couldn’t do it.
    If Mariano’s setup man has a perfect eighth inning do you not put Mariano in the ninth? Of course you do. The only difference is Mariano closes…( man do I hate complimenting the Yankees).
    Maybe the change right now doesn’t have to be the coach but maybe the closer. The trade deadline is looming…

    March 7, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    • I love Melo, but I agree…he has been disappointing to say the least. I don’t think there is anyway you can trade him though. He is still your best player (Jeremy Lin is back to Earth now). The Knicks mortgaged their entire team last year to get him here, so if they trade him now they are basically admitting that was a failure, and I don’t think they are ready for that.

      It is on the coach to put players in the game to give their team the best chance to win. D’Antoni has continually miss managed the end of the game and he is the problem in my eyes….

      March 7, 2012 at 4:50 PM

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