Pretty sure the only thing that will please Kiya is if the Knicks resign Demetrius Nichols, that way he can live in the illusion that a good summer league record carries over to the regular season. Just imagine this starting lineup.
And a few white guys who are working at shop rite right now off the bench. With that great team chemsitry and length i'd imagine we'd atleast win 70 games. We'd probably only lose a few games due to bad refs or stuff like that.
So this post is saying that Donnie Walsh will be judged on his draft selection? Ya Think? In New York City the team president we just hired after 7 seasons of futility will be graded on his draft tonight? Man you are a smart one.
You gotta back off Walsh until he atleast starts making moves. He's made 2 moves since becoming the president. First he fired Isiah Thomas, and secondly he hired D'Antoni. Say what you want about D'Antoni but he has a solid track record and he seems to have a lot of players in the league that would love to play in his system.
Everybody says we shoulda hired Marc Jackson or Patrick Ewing. But do you really think adding a rookie coach to this dysfunctional family would work? Your going to throw a guy with no experience into a locker room with Zach Randolph, Richardson, and Marbury. Thats not going to work. I'll give you that Ewing should have atleast been offered a assistant coaching position but the fact of the matter is the head coach picks his staff, and he picks who he is comfortable working with. Also Marc Jackson has never expressed interested in being an assistant. You think he would give up the sweet gig he has on TV making big bucks and working a relaxed schedule to be an assistant?
I really think you can't judge Walsh until atleast the begining of training camp. Look at the team he was given. We have awful contracts, awful attitudes, awful physically conditioned guys, and just an overall bad team. From all reports hes involved in many trade discussions and trying to make things work. Lets sit back and see what happens.
We cant really expect much of an improvement unless something dramatic happens. Even if we somehow land Mayo he's not going to be an all star his first season. The only way we make an impact next season is because of the fact we make smart decisions and suprised a lot of teams with our new system. And only because the East is a joke may we slip into the playoffs.