Friday , Jan , 09 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Mike D’Antoni Seems to Blame Players for Poor Record

D’Antoni feels his once-vaunted offensive machine has turned into a jalopy as his Knicks are on pace for another 50-loss season.

They dropped to 13-20 after losing 107-99 to the Thunder (5-30).

"There really is something to be said about people playing in a losing situation for a while and get in bad habits," D’Antoni said. "Bad habits you have to break and it takes time."

The Knicks’ offense, once leading the league, has fallen to fourth at 103.9 points per game, with D’Antoni pointing out his "Seven Seconds or Less" attack has noticeably been creaking. He blamed it partly on Nate Robinson and Al Harrington playing too selfishly. The Knicks had just 13 assists Tuesday.