I've read something interesting on an other board:
- They are tanking to get him out.
- If they play like this for 5 more games I'd actually consider that a possibility. The players don't seem to be on anybody's wavelength, certainly not the coach's. If he's lost them, they probably figure they won't win it all anyway and they can still push for the playoffs after stinking up the first 10 games and getting him canned. These games were so bizarre, I'd almost believe it.
- Come to think of it, this tanking on the coach conspiracy may have some merit. Clearly the guys have championship aspirations, and are clamoring for a new defense-first culture. D'antoni doesn't approach the game like it's his craft, actually scouting other teams, making defensive game plans, in-game defensive adjustments, calling players out, screaming on them to box out, etc. and the guys can see it, and they don't like it.