When Donnie Walsh was asked can a offensive minded coach like D'antoni make an adjustment to being a defensive minded coach he brang up how coach Patrick Riley ran the Showtime Lakers in LA, but turned the Knicks into the best defensive team in the league.
Knick fans are we buying or selling this comparison.
I'm buying it! Now I'm not saying D'antoni has the savvy or anywhere near the legacy of Riley, but Donnie makes a great point about a good NBA coach being able to adapt his coaching style. We will see how good a coach D'antoni is because as we all know he will have to, HAVE TO change his style of play. But it is possible to think that a coach can make an adjustment to style.
"I'd Rather Melo shoot with 3 men on him than Jefferies shotting wide open"
-Jeff Van Gundy