Are you somehow intimating that because some NY fans want Mike gone its comparable with Doc? And that because he got a chance Mike should also?
On the surface, yeah many coaches visit the hot-seat now and then. Because some have changed the minds of the fans or media or were thought of differently until they proved themselves, means nothing. No one needed Doc to be successful after being questioned to prove that sometimes fans are fickle and wrong, that's obvious. It has happened many times.
But if thas the best you supporters can come up with then that's sad. You try to compare Doc to Mike and what you come up with is;
Not only is Doc better, achieved higher levels of success, but when it comes to the core issues of contention similar between him and D'Antoni namely: defense, assistants, player acquisition, usage, in game strategy... basically coaching!
What's the conclusion? Doc is better. Comparson fails to show any counter point.
All it does is further provide excuses. Don't have the players yet HE DID. Don't have the assistants yet he shunned them. Didn't have a chance yet has had ample oportunity. Played with defenders yet failed to be a force in the upper echelon.
Until we start arguing menial sh*t. Well the "fans" wanted Doc fired? Shaq was old? Its Herb Williams. Etc... none of this is valid in terms of providing a counter argument to why D'Antoni is limited and mainly responsible for unsuccessful defense.
And if you are not one to make excuses then answer this:
During D'Antoni's PEAK in PHX- When he had HIS BEST LINE-UP
Why were his teams never umongst the leaders in defense? Not why didn't he win. What was the deal with the defense?
Why was bringing in an assistant even an issue?
I eagerly anticipate your objective response.