I personally don't care what D'antoni thinks. He's gone.
He's also a superior coach to Woodson, a great basketball mind, better for our franchise overall, and I personally like the guy, because he's smart. Coupled with the fact that he did a great job and exceeded expectations with the team when we started to get him decent players to mold, and that a cutting edge coach like him is needed to compete with NBA titans like MIAMI (when you don't have their talent, pound for pound) I wanted to keep the guy around.
I called this **** out when MDA was here, every step, I called it out during the kool-aid parade after he left.
What happened to everyone who said, OVER and OVER again, in extremely clear terms, MDA leaving would lead to us unleashing our true championship potential on the NBA? And who then kept saying "man, D'antoni is probably crying while he has to watch us now!"
I wish I cared enough to dig up some of the posts talking about "if only D'antoni left".
Our success with the succession of Woodson let to fools being fooled by randomness. We maintained the MDA ways of play, the primary difference was we got hot from the 3pt line, Melo stopped quitting on the team and went on a little hot streak, and we won some close games which we were losing before.
Also, I think we did reasonably well bc Amare was out for a bit then, too (see: Melo stopped quitting on team and got hot for a bit).
This forum has been exposed. Badly. Sorry -- still a lot of top quality here, but this forum disgraced itself during the MDA Sagas, and their bull**** and fanatic obsession with the man as the ultimate straw man and devil is just being exposed more n more.
Also, it's hilarious that now you can't blame the coach....when you lose to a "favored" team in the post season. I keep seeing this now, in defense of Woodson.
This is all just very low IQ non sense. And why I normally don't engage in it -- except to occasionally call people out who I already out-thought a season ago on this very issue of coaching and the vision of the Knicks and what the real deal is.
I suppor the Knicks and want them to win; not the vision of James Dolan, which will lead to them losing, unlike you.
So gtfo with your hack response and enjoy the post-MDA/Walsh Knicks which is the vision you supported. I'll enjoy the Knicks and NBA, too, just with my NYK dignity in tact.