we better win next game thats all i know losing streaks suck...
Being a life long Knick-Fan for over 40 years....it was not hard to see the Knicks had plenty of talented-players when Layden departed and when Isiah departed....but the team lack the discipline headcoach and coaching-staff to keep the Lockerroom from being divided for the last 5 seasons.
This is why owner Dolan and Mills personally hired coach Larry Brown to bring discipline to the Knicks divided lockerroom of players.
Coach Dantoni was given the privledge that only coach JVG was given....no other Knick coach after JVG had such priviledges not Chaney, not Wilkins, not Larry Brown, or Isiah whom had no discipline over his high contract players. They all refuse to pass the ball....Dantoni's system involves passing the ball....thats it.....Dantoni dont have a game plan or a winning playbook....he has been winning games on the strength of the Knick players creative talents by ridding the lockerroom of divided players.
So dont get it twisted.
Dantoni is a decent average offensive coach in the NBA....that needed a defensive coordinating coach in Phoenix....and after tonights game gets talked about by NBA commentators on ESPN, NBA TV, and TnT, if Dantoni dont get a good defensive coordinator on his coaching staff before 2010....super-stars looking for a Championship Ring will not be looking at signing with Dantoni's defenseless Knicks.
I would have accepted Mark Jackson, Rick Carlise, or JVG over Dantoni for Isiah's players....as long as Isiah Thomas is FIRED.
Next week is back to back games vs GS and Clippers which the Knicks dont have problems this season with back to back games with a 9-Man rotation....that 7-Man rotation killed us.
Last edited by Kiyaman; Feb 08, 2009 at 23:13.
Another thing that would have helped against Portland is a shut-down defender.
You and DLeeFan42 are almost as bad as Team Starbury, prioritising your boy Lee over the rest of the Knicks. I'm not saying we should trade him, but abcd has a point.
About tonights game, hell that was tough, was up til 3am watching... Never seen my own team beaten at the buzzer live
I've been saying this for the longest: we need a big man, a real one: long, shot blocker, rebounder. We should have given everything to get Gasol. Did you guys see how he altered most of Lebron's layup attempts, yesterday?
Anyway, when we didn't get Gasol, I was begging for Brook Lopez. If we had had Brook, last night, Roy gets stuffed, during his last second shot attempt.
Also, as well as he played, Lee should have been a little tougher, instead of just moving out of Roy's way, for that last attempt. Literally, he just side stepped Roy's drive. I'm sure that, if he had stood his ground, he would have drawn a charge or have caused Roy to miss. SICK!
Pat, aren't we concerned about winning a title? A game like this shows that we lack that guy to take over the last couple minutes.
[quote=SLY1984;83503]But see that's why we lost this game. No superstar to keep everyone focused. Superstars are the ones that know that we have a foul to give in the closing minutes. When the pressure builds average players start missing shots, as you saw in the game.
co-sign. we havnt had a real leader since to 90s. A superstar doesnt necessarily be a good leader. We need someone whos prepared to take the lead and play with some passion. I like D-Lee but saying 0-3 was a good week gives the Knicks a bad reputation. Arnt we supposed to be a team whos feared? right now we look like a bunch of kittens!