Report: Mike D’Antoni resigns as coach of Knicks
Mike D’Antoni has resigned as coach of the New York Knicks, sources confirmed for ESPN on Wednesday. D’Antoni’s resigned was first reported by Yahoo! Sports.
HoopsVibe`s Very Quick Call: No surprise here.
For months, there’s been an obvious disconnect between Mike D’Antoni’s style of play and the Knicks` roster.
Several players have openly defied the former coach of the year. For instance, recent reports have superstar Carmelo Anthony refusing to stand in the correct spot on offense, which compromises spacing for pick-and-rolls.
Today, the media had the Knicks on the verge of mutiny. Anthony supposedly asked for a trade; the player liked but did not respect D’Antoni; Baron Davis, and several others, were upset about playing time.
D’Antoni, who is in the final year of his contract, saw the situation, specifically the unrealistic expectations, as untenable and quit rather than get fired.
Now the Knicks have a handful of game to secure a playoff spot and salvage what they can from the season.
Whatever happens, a summer makeover is inevitable. Such dysfunction can’t continue.
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