Woody didn't exactly get a fair shake in NY, but business is result oriented and he didn't get the required results. Had the Knicks made the playoffs we would very likely be on the verge of beating the Pacers. (Never believed in the Pacers, George is a Scottie Pippen at best.)
Hopefully Knicks fans wont turn on the next coach two seasons from now. It is an embarrassment how often we change coaches.
^c'mon man, what is a fair shake? losing games via boneheaded moves, like not calling timeouts, not fouling when leading by 3 points, playing sh*tty point guard Failton all season long and NOT playing Beno (at all) who led the Knicks to 6 straight wins? letting JR Sh*t play and play and play until he finally got his shot together when season was ending? Not giving quality minutes to Tyler and Torre and Aldridge until season was over? overplaying Melo and letting him lose almost every single game in the iso when it came to last second shots? losing 30 something games when leading in the 4th quarter?
you've gotta hand the overall blame to Dolan, who's been responsible for all changes in the front office, whether they've been fired or just quit because of little Jimmy's ironclad rule. Woodson played the blame game on injuries all season long, when he was responsible for the team on the floor, the minutes they played, and the way they performed, not to mention the sh*t morale of the team on a whole.
If Dolan lets Phil Jackson actually do his job without interference, we can only hope that the total cleaning out of the coaching staff is a first step in the right direction. f*ck Woodson.
One thing I hope is that PJ does not bring Herb Williams back. He's a nice enough guy but he represents the Knicks past, if PJ wants a new Knicks image don't bring back guys like Herb.
Steve Kerr is the best of that bunch by a long mile ..
Steve Kerr learned the hard way as a GM with Rookie of the year Amare Stoudemire. And letting a puppet assistant coach Mike Dantoni get to much fame from Steve Kerr getting rid of the Phoenix Suns individual players Marbury & Penny slow balling poor defensive talent in 2003-4 season, to let their highest paid player Shawn Marion leadership run and control the Phoenix Suns roster (The Matrix got the SSOL system from Jason Kidd, and used that system with Steve Nash & Amare to have a few successful seasons.).
Mike Dantoni refusal to bring in assistant coach Thibideu in the 2007 offseason, had the owner of the Phoenix Suns trade Shawn Marion for Franchise Player Shaq on the February 2008 trade deadline, which put Kerr's GM job in jeopardy.
What we get in Steve Kerr is a GM/Coach who played the Triangle-system and won, plus defended against the Triangle-system and won.
Disagree and it seems like you're running things together here not distinguishing when Steve took over. I mean let's keep it real. Steve Kerr was brought into the Suns organization to essentially do what Phil intends to do for us. Yet Kerr failed and bailed as soon as he saw Phx couldn't win a chip with Nash and didn't want to be a part of rebuilding the Suns.
Yeah you and I pretty much agree here.
I found it odd too with the personalities he had there when he took over he hired Terry Porter to coach them. Not that Porter is a bad coach but how could he not gauge what style of play would suit them best especially when he had an idea to bring in Shaq. He made some suspect moves during his time there and I feel being GM is close to being a coach. I mean that person is supposed to help put goods in the cupboards for the coach to cook up, therefore he should know what a coach wants and how he plans to execute it.
Kerr is alright but doesn't excite me, very much like the Odom signing doesn't.
He came in with the idea that what the Suns needed to get to the next level was to get rid of that SSOL D'Antoni style of play and play defense which is why he brought in Terry Porter.
Kerr is the type of guy that thinks he's entitled wanting to take top level jobs like President and GM or head coach of the Knicks without any experience.
I'm surprised Jackson would consider hiring him despite the fact they're friends because PJ put in 5 hard years learning coaching in the CBA with the Albany Patroons. I would think that experience knocking around the minor leagues of bball would give a guy like PJ a distrust of people like Kerr that want to start out at the top.
Kerr has some red flags
EDIT: Misheard.....Kerr wasn't ready to coach at that time(Seattle Group purchase of Kings) but apparently he must have left the door open because Phil is interested in peaking his interest again.
Knicks fans have a long tradition of disloyalty going back to Patrick Ewing. He's John the Baptist now but there was a time when fans called for him to be traded. Woodson was a decent coach for a **** team. Unless Phil's old ass goes down to the bench or brings in a better proven coach, don't expect much better results for next season.