We know .
I respect Amare for becoming a true team leader & helping his coach turn around our franchise. Without Amare; this year wasn't possible. Most good to great coaches need a great star or two inorder to contend though. Amare & Melo time.
I appreciate MDA for accepting rebuilding mode three years ago (just) for a chance to win this year; as well as seriously contend during his contract year of 2012.
I don't understand how some say coach doesn't deserve a chance next year, when he's the coach that led us to the playoffs for the fist time in 7 years. He's stressing team defense & we're much improved from last year.
We could finish with a 44-38 record after 29-53 last year. We're 18-21 on the road after finishing 11-30 away from MSG last year. Teams such as INDY, MIL, TOR & CHA all finished with much better records than us last year. ATL & ORL finished 24 & 30 games ahead of us! Ther're only 3 & 9 ahead of us right now.
We're a team on the rise under MDA. The best of the Knicks under this man has yet to come.
We know .
"I'm tired of the same threads with the same posts over and over again"
Thats funny, considering that I've never once made a post or thread showing the improvements of the Knicks under MDA from last year compared to this year in terms of overall records, away records, ORL & ATL records or the fact that INDY, CHA, MIL, TOR all finished with better records that NY last year. Or the fact that the Pistons only finished 2 games above us last year.
I continue to support MDA with different facts & opinions on why he deserves a chance next year & you all can't handle the truth of a fan that supports a winning head coach. You don't like it? Fine. Good for you. You don't have to post about it.
^ lmao @Turiaf clip...
I'm starting to like the way the Knicks play (particularly going forward); but it's early days and I refuse to give anyone credit until some consistency kicks in.
Last edited by TakMan; Apr 10, 2011 at 13:09. Reason: sp
MDA critics can only post about two things. Defensive coaching & Anthony Randolph. I have over 100 reasons & ways to support Mike D'Antoni. I don't talk about MDA in other threads unless other posters bring him into the convo. This is my way of supporting him.
MDA won with the pre-team trade that lacked any type of team chemistry. Gallo was our only returning starter from last year & had us 8 games above .500 before the trade rumors starts to fly when Chandler was an unproven NBA talent, Fields & Mozgov were both rookies, had the worst 5 hole in the league, Gallo was & is still a developing player & Felton had a career year under MDA's offensive system + Amare Stoudemire. He won with that pre-trade team that was put together during the offseason. Toney Douglas was also an unproven talent.
He's also winning with this post-trade team that features Douglas as our longest tenured Knick. Melo, Billups, JJ, Shelden, Carter & Brown have yet to have an offseason of gainin chemistry with time to GEL. 6 straight W's.