MDA admitting his faults should send smoke signal to most... he knows his career with the knicks is on the line or else he would of not come out and critiqued his PHX days as well as his early struggles with the knicks and including admitting that defense will win championships its very refreshing to hear but until i can tangibly see it they are just words to me
Im sure players such as billups and carmelo have emphasized defense in MDA's ear privately and notebly publicly...anyone that pays attention to most mello interviews notices thats he often critiques the coaches defensive schemes and has since gone out of his way to prove that he himself can play defense as opposed to what many commentators paint him out to be because that what he knew his team needed in the midst of a 6 game losing streak
Lord knows we need this guy to at least bring in somebody to sure up the defense/ bring in more players and next year we will be contenders
As of this year the 2011 playoffs will be a measuring stick for MDA; he can definitely feel the pressure and the heat coming in his direction. If he brings this defensive strategy that he speaks of into the playoff and wins a game or two he is safe but if we are safe don't expect him to be back especially with reports of the knicks wanting to "throw" money at Phil Jackson
Lastly why does it always takes a fight or flight mentality for someone to start changing their ways?? I wish the knicks had this same consistency maybe MDA will convince me come playoff time but im a believer in actions so we shall see.....