(This thread is not for the MDA haters; you all have 100 other threads to bash MDA). Please stay out of this one; while allowing NY fans the chance to talk about building our team around, as well as moving forward under MDA.
Ignore the MDA hatred around here. People say "he'll never lead NY out of the EAST? Laughable; It's become more than just obvious that they know nothing about this man as a COACH.
He dominated the Western Conf during the times the West were extremely tough. MDA had a .650 winning % with PHX. MDA coached PHX during the years of 03-08. PHX won 54 or more games in 4 consecutive seasons. Coach of the year in 04-05. Led PHX to the Western Conf Fianls 2 times & pushed SA to a game 7.
04-05: 62-22, .756%, 1st in Pacific, lost in Conf Finals.
05-06: 54-28, .659, 1st in Pacific, lost in Conf Finals.
06-07: 61-21, .744, 1st in Pacific, lost in Semifinals.
07-08: 55-27, .671, 2nd in Pacific, 1st rd loss.
He's a winner. .600 winning % since the Melo trade. The best has yet to come from NY.