Thursday , May , 08 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

New York Knicks Offering Mike D’Antoni $30 Million?

ESPN.com, citing NBA coaching sources, reported the New York Knicks are prepared to make a “staggering” financial offer to D’Antoni to prove he is the No. 1 choice to lead that once-proud franchise out of the wilderness.

The offer, which could top $30 million for five years, would figure to far outdistance any offer D’Antoni’s other suitor, the Chicago Bulls, could muster.

D’Antoni’s agent, Warren LaGarie, who was flying back to the United States from Greece on Wednesday, will make use of a stopover in New York this morning to meet with the Knicks. [East Valley Tribune]