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    So lets say all our dreams came true and D'Antoni gets the axe tomorow.. Who else would you want or do you think could come in and deal with the big personalities and be able to harness the talent we have into an efficient and effective team.. I mean besides Phil Jackson. Pat Riley and Jesus. who could handle the immense responsibilty and expectations that are going to come along with this job?

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    Even of the trio you mention, Riley is employed and I have my doubts about Jesus.

    I hate not to say anything constructive and add more salt to the wound, but the best available coach was Rick Adelman. And **** sakes he's prooving me right.

    Maeby lure someone like Callipari? Maeby Monty Williams gets tired of the Hornets? At least that fat **** DOLAN is willing to throw in big bucks for a coach, Sadly that coach could even be Don Nelson.

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    Jerry Sloan ?

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    melo and amar'e wouldn't last 2 games with sloan on the bench

    He did say he might come out of retirement tho.

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    I've said this a couple of times already: Patrick Ewing.

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    Sloan.I think he'd be perfect.

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    JVG but he seems he really likes his ESPN gig plus he's more Texan than New Yorker now.

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    Mo Cheeks. Defensive minded. Wouldn't cost a fortune.

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    At this point... anyone that coaches defense and know the basics of basketball offense, my HS coach can do a better job.

    We have a talented team and I'm almost positive that some members of this forum can do a way better job than D'Ant. All you have to do is play these guys to their strenghts...something that really hasn't been done yet.

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    The guys on this board who constantly blame D'Antoni for all of our failures should really get a chance to prove themselves and take over for our current coaching staff.

    I'm serious about it, they should get the opportunity to prove themselves and show 'idiots' like me who balme the players more than the coach that they are true world class players and champions and it was all D'Antoni's fault.

    What about that?
    I like it.

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    Jeff Van Gundy.

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    Well it would be Mike Woodson for the rest of the season and as much as it pains me to say this starting next year it could be Isiah Thomas

    I'm hoping for Phil Jackson, Ron Adams(Chicago's Asst. Coach) or Jim Boeheim

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    If MIke Woodson barely improved this defense and we are stil making retarded switches then he isn't the best coach either. But right now, ANYBODY is better than Mike D. Mike D just doesn't know how to use his players.

    I would prefer Phil Jackson and give him whatever contract he desires.

    If not Jackson then I would look at guys like Patrick Ewing, give him a chance, hall of fame prestige who won't take crap. He has been an assistant coach in Orlando for years, and he could improve Tyson Chandler and Amare's game since he was a Center.

    I would also look at Mike Fratello, whenever I hear him talk as an analyst he has A LOT of insight and says all the right things. Reminds me of how Joe Girardi became so famous since fans loved his insight that he eventually became the coach.

    I would like to see Charles Oakley get a crack at coaching but he should be an assistant first. I wouldn't mind him being on our bench as an assistant to whoever else comes here. Eventhough Oakley is a sour puss about us never having him as a coach.

    Jerry Sloan is always a posibility. He had a bad ending in Utah but Derron Williams refused to listen due to his desire to leave so badly. Utah is better without him now.

    This was from SI.com....Mike Budenholzer, San Antonio. The Suns interviewed the 38-year-old Budenholzer during their search for D'Antoni's replacement. Phoenix eventually settled on Porter, but the buzz has grown around Gregg Popovich's No. 1 assistant. Budenholzer began his career as the Spurs' video coordinator in 1994 and is starting his 13th season as an assistant coach.
    "First of all, Mike has a wonderful understanding of the game," Popovich said. "That's a requirement. He's really good relationship-wise, too. He's secure in his own skin and he's able to tell a player the truth whether the player wants to hear it or not."
    Elston Turner, Houston. Like Budenholzer, Turner's name began to circulate near the end of last season. Turner was Rick Adelman's assistant for six seasons in Sacramento before following him to Houston. He served as Adelman's chief game strategist and organized the Rockets' game plans during the 2008 playoffs. A tenacious defender in eight seasons as a player, Turner is considered a strong communicator who has embraced Adelman's read-and-react offensive system.


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    If we can't get any of these guys I mentioned then see what Mike Woodson can do.

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    Walt Frazier!!

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    Originally Posted by Throwback33
    So lets say all our dreams came true and D'Antoni gets the axe tomorow.. Who else would you want or do you think could come in and deal with the big personalities and be able to harness the talent we have into an efficient and effective team.. I mean besides Phil Jackson. Pat Riley and Jesus. who could handle the immense responsibilty and expectations that are going to come along with this job?
    Bill Laimbeer. This guy is going to be great when he gets a chance...

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