Mike D’Antoni Out As Knicks Coach To Save Melo?
Just as rumors started brewing that star player Carmelo Anthony was ready to be traded from the New York Knicks if staff changes weren’t made immediately, coach Mike D’Antoni has announced his resignation.
Regarding the move, a source tells Yahoo! Sports D’Antoni and Knicks’ senior management had “conflicting visions of the club’s future” and made the “mutual decision to no longer coach.” The website is also reporting assistant coach Mike Woodson will take over in the interim until a replacement is announced.
Being a New York-based company DrJays.com has a number of lifelong Knicks fans—here’s a note from Melissa Barnes [Marketing] on the announcement:
“D’Antoni quits! Is his coaching really to blame? Yes! Did Melo ask for him to go? Who knows.
Either way, I’m shocked he quit, but still happy. How can a coach with a such a DEEP powerhouse bench not get his team to win games? They haven’t been rebounding or play defense! Five straight losses and still in the run for the playoffs; I wish them luck and let’s do the damn thing!
Sincerely, an avid Knicks fan!”