D’Antoni Has Left the Building
It has seemed inevitable for some time now, so Mike D’Antoni’s resignation from his position as head coach of the New York Knicks shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. After Mondays loss to the Chicago Bulls there were many reports and speculation about the team and coach parting ways. Coach D’Antoni’s agent, Warren LeGarie, was quoted saying that the separation was “a mutual decision” because both the coach and team have “conflicting views of the Knicks’ future.”
Assistant coach Mike Woodson is expected to finish out the season as Interim Head Coach.
D’Antoni’s resignation is going to be coming with a large amount of questions. Now that D’Antoni is gone, are the Knicks going to be the playoff contender that we all thought they could? Should the Knicks make any other moves before the end of the season to help fix their team to fit Mike Woodson? If this season ends a failure who do you bring in to be head coach? Phil Jackson? ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher said on Sportscenter today to not be surprised if John Calipari is contacted to be the new head coach. (read Calipari blog below)
I don’t think that this resignation can fix all the problems that the Knicks are encountering right now but I do feel it is a good first step. I find it hard to blame everything that has gone on this season solely on Mike D’Antoni, but I do feel he deserves to harbor most of the blame. If there has ever been a time where Carmelo Anthony can prove that it hasn’t been himself who is the problem with this team, this is it.
Tell us how you think this move in the Knicks organization will affect the outcome of this season and what you think will happen in the future for this team.