So I guess this is gonna spark more debate over MDA but
I was just thinking, I don't really like Mike coaching here but there's no denying his coaching is successful with good players. Bottom line its not just Steve Nash or Marion or Amare who made that Phoenix team, MDA enhanced that team with his coaching.
And he also enhanced our 2008-2010 teams who were pretty awful talentwise (DLee franchise player anyone?) to the point where we weren't the laughing stock of the league anymore. It was actually nice to have the Nets back under us on the pile!
However, I just don't like him coaching us. New York has a reputation in basketball and that has nothing to do with winning or losing or scoring or running the floor, but with TOUGHNESS.
You can argue all day about whether MDA preaches any D or not but one thing he does not preach is toughness that is a definite. Hell even the bum-ass, retirement-age, false-teeth, bib-wearing Celtics have more toughness than us.
Honestly I would rather see the Knicks scrap and fight into the 8th seed and go out swinging than cruising into the 6th and playing like it barely even matters, like this is a done season.