Must be the Money
This is a special feature from guest blogger Christopher Sells.
Well, that didn’t take long.
Mike D’Antoni has reportedly chosen the money and will be the next coach of the New York Knicks. The good news is that he can’t do any worse than Isiah Thomas. The bad news is that the team he will have at his disposal is hardly capable of executing his game plan.
D’Antoni will go from Steve Nash to Stephon Marbury. From Shaquille O’Neal to Eddy Curry. From Amare Stoudemire to Zach Randolph. And, probably, from 55 wins to maybe 30, if the season is a success. But at least he’ll be getting paid handsomely to do it. The numbers that are being thrown around will make him the league third-highest paid coach, behind championship machines Phil Jackson and Gregg Popovich.
If you’re a Knick fan, you should certainly be happy. D’Antoni was probably the best coach on the market. However, the team’s payroll and the players attached to it will make it difficult to do any sort of maneuvering right away.
Well, Knick fans, how do you feel? Is this the right move? Was there someone better?