Those that think just getting a new coach will suddenly make this team contenders are setting themselves up for more disappointment. I'm fine with getting rid of D'Antoni but I knew as soon as the Melo trade went down the Knicks would never win a championship. Said it months before too. I am no longer disappointed in the Knicks because I saw this coming long ago.
Those that thought Melo could lead this team to greatness have never followed Melo's professional career. I have followed Melo almost his entire pro career while living in Colorado and the Nuggets being my 2nd favorite team for the last 10 years. He hasn't proven a thing in the NBA except what he'll do for us, get us to the playoffs only to be knocked out in the first round.
Melo has a 16-36 career playoff record and the Knicks record is worse with him and better without him. It's simple for anybody to see.
People say we need to have a coach that will play to his strenghts. Well, we did that. It's called iso-Melo and look how well that worked out for us. We don't have a good enough defensive/hustle/energy roster to play the iso-Melo system. We would need to trade Amare, trade Lin, fire D'Antoni, and would need to get a PG like Felton, a PF like Ibaka and a SG like Tony Allen in order to build a team around Melo.
Those that think otherwise, that just a new coach will suddenly change Melo, obviously never watched Melo before because this is the same player I watched in Denver and told you all about 2 years ago.