A great Post on Duhorn, but I would not take anything that Coach K says about a NBA Player to serious. Now a H.S. or college player I give coach K a big approval. Duke's Coach K had alot of super-star elite college players that could not make it in the NBA (Does the name PG-Hurley ring any bells).
I dont have anything against Duhorn performance being apart of the Knicks backcourt rotation.
I have a big problem with Crawford & Marbury after 4 years of poor backcourt performances still being on this Knick team. They are not "Team-Players"!
At the hiring of Donnie Walsh, I automatically graded him with a "C+" average from the Indiana Pacers last two years performance. And a new start with the Knicks to wisely use Big spender Owner Dolan money$.
The hiring of a defenseless head coach D'Antoni, force me to give Walsh a "C-" for having experience knowledge of the last 20 years of the Eastern Conference teams which use "DEFENSE" for their success in the NBA.
If Donnie Walsh still have James, Zach, Q.Rich, Malik, Jefferies, Crawford, and Marbury, on the Knick Roster when the 2008 Training Camp begins in October, than he was not the right man for this Knick Job. The Knicks would have done better mending things up with Larry Brown to give him the Job of President of Operation.
Coach D'Antoni who was the assistant coach of Marbury in Phoenix, untill Marbury & Penny Hardaway pulled that stunt in Phoenix to have the Head coach fired after the first month of the regular season where interim coach D'Antoni took over in the 2003-4 season, where Phoenix got rid of both individual player performance (Marbury & Hardaway) that were a serious "Head-Case" to their teammates performances (Marion, Johnson, and Amare) to give coach D'Antoni a fresh start as Head Coach for the 2004-5 season. Inwhich Phoenix signed a FA individual-player "Head-Case" Q.Richardson to a $11 million per contract that they had to get rid of after one season because of the chaos he kept causing in the lockerroom between Phoenix players. Which was the main reason why the LA Clippers Management resigned Brand & Magette that offseason and told Q.Richardson to take a hike in the FA market in the 2004 offseason.
If the Knicks Coach D'Antoni keep Marbury & Q.Richardson on the Knicks roster by Training Camp after having experience both players chaos in the past on the Phoenix Roster, then the explanation for another Knick losing season lies within the Head Coach and his coaching staff. Why? because D'Antoni was giving the Knicks 6th Lottery Pick to do what he wanted to do with it. In Phoenix he traded the picks along with the teams cancer players (thats how the Knicks got Q.Rich and Nate).
The conclusion of this thread is the Knicks would do well in rebuilding this Knick team next season just having Nate, Collins, and Duhorn at the PG position. And Crawford & Marbury should not be on this Knick Team at all next season.