Fire him now. He is not the coach for this team.
Antoni sucks. What has he won since arriving here? Fire him on the spot. My signature has his track record since coming to New York.
They were doing well with a much more MDA-friendly team before the Melo trade gutted it.
But being 11-15 with this talent (8-15 before the recent wins) is pretty inexcusable, if you ask me. But it's a marathon not a sprint, and if he can turn the ship around and perform well in the playoffs he deserves his job.
Fire him, now, i'm not going to be fooled, by a 3 game win streak, against the NETS, WIZARDS, and JAZZ.He is a terrible coach, his in game adjustments are none existent, he will keep playing,"HIS GUYS" even when they stinking up the joint, i'm just tired of all the excuses people keep using for him.He has his PG, now if he can't adjust, when STAT and MELO return, what are the antoni lovers gonna say then.He gets out coached constantly, i can't take it anymore.
Last year pre-melo we were barely a .500 team. We were still next to last in defense and horrible on the boards.
Felton struggled too. Injuries mounted due to overplay. Many players were DNP'D For no good reason at all.
And akin to Lin (lol that rhymed), Mozgov too only got minutes by default.
So we need to stop, reassess this comparison to last year, and put things into perspective.
We still couldn't close out games
We still blew many double digit leads
We still got swept in the PO's
We had no contingency plans
No answer or alternative to Fields when he slept all four games
And really as I said to Trill...
Making the playoffs in the east, especially after getting swept is not what it seems.
In the past, teams with losing records made the playoffs in the East. Let's not make things out to be hunky dory. Bottom of the barrell defense is no accomplishment.
our record last year (**and playoff performance) exceeded the expectations of the vast majority of professional basketball analysts, and KO members -- particularly, those KO members who feel D'antoni is a poor coach.
That isn't my perception; it is reality.
However you choose to interpret that reality, after the fact, and play that into a current critique of MDA is your call.
But facts are facts. I don't think you want to accept that; if you legit don't believe it, then I'll be more than happy to dig up what people said in the official season prediction/analysis threads on here, and scour for some of many pro analyst opinions.
**I know you'll bring up "SWEEP SWEEP SWEEP", but I'm not afraid to mention the playoffs, too, though I could have just discussed the reg season. The sweep is besides the point, insofar as we were never expected to, nor in a position based off of talent, to beat BOS. What is important and telling is that we competed as viciously with BOS for the first two games as we did, and they had to rely upon such small margins of good fortune and good ref calls, which speaks to the preparedness and edge we cultivated during the regular season to play better as a whole than the sum of our parts would indicate.
Also, how -- with a straight face -- can you mention Felton last year, as a mark *against* MDA?
Has Felton ever had a season as exemplary and fine as he did than under his season with MDA? And you can include this season, too, his first post-D'antoni.
I'm not trying to hype up last year -- but people are on record saying what they're expectations for the year and season were...And we exceeded them by and large.
Felton has never had as good as a season than the one he had under MDA, he received noted all-star consideration, and he is performing worse in his first season after playing here.
This is one area where the stats don't really lie, and the stats are pretty damning. And beyond the stats, almost everyone thought Felton had a career year and played above expectations for us.
It's only in hindsight now that we're combing through history and tweaking things and glossing over stuff.
Red defined Felton's season with MDA as one of "struggle".
That's just absurd,
And these teams were thrown together with no chemistry no sense of camaraderie or team. Any player that was added or signed or put on those teams was on notice the goal was to clear them out for the 2010 offseason. Anyone that played well early was shipped out, and if moving any of them meant clearing cap room, it was getting done. Not an environment where any team can succeed.
The Knicks played good/great when they attacked the basket and pushed the tempo, D'Antoni didn't get them to do that enough.
I do think Felton was a huge part of the teams wins early on, not just Amar'e.
Was it his best season? I couldn't tell ya. I haven't watched a lot of Felton's career outside of the Knicks. He did however make the Playoffs for the first time with the Bobcats under Larry Brown, in a season which we didn't make the Playoffs. Maybe you can argue Felton played best in that short period of time with D'Antoni, but it might have not been his best season.