i'm kidding! However, I gotta give props to Mr. Pringles for the best coaching of his Knicks career. Letting Melo have the ball in crunch time is genius, allowing him to thrive in the NYC spotlight. Capt Mustachio is doing almost as good a job as coach Polestruck in Miami, the way he's getting el BJ, Duh-Wayne and the mighty Boosh to achieve greater heights. Who's the better coach? the one who utilizes the better players or the one who coaches the team he has?
Seriously, opening up the rotation in order to see who's going to make the playoff roster was a genius move, instead of 7-8 players getting winded, we've got a full-on Knick TEAM going on a 7-game winning streak. Is it any wonder the team is playing better defense, coming from behind in the 4th quarter, kicking ass on the offensive and defensive end? Even Girafferies is stretching his neck towards excellence against Indianapenis!! 3 1/2 minutes in the 4Q and 0 points for Larry the Birds team!!! fantastic game!
I have to hand it to Mike, if he keeps this up, and doesn't go back to a small rotation for the playoffs, he gets MAJOR props for doing what he should've done years ago. Letting the bench play, allowing players rest, and doing what a good coach does... substitute on the offensive and defensive end.
Billups - Carter
Fields - Douglas - Brown
Melo - Shawilliams - Walker
STAT - Tinyface Williams
Turiaf - Girafferies
ALL of these players deserve to play, a dirty dozen with the option of putting in Junior Mase for the 3 ball. All of these Knicks have been doing an excellent job, whether they're auditioning for the playoff roster or not, Antoni has stumbled across a winning formula for success by expanding the roster and clearing the bench. Let's hope he keeps it up!!!! Go Mike Go!