no matter what face it, D'Antoni will be here for at least 5 years
Yes we need a center, yes this team needs a true PG, yes they need a star player and better talent.I never disagree with that at all.
Like I mentioned before, I am not asking for the firing of D'antoni with 23 games left to go in his first NBA season with the Knicks.
I keep posting in this thread because one, I created this thread and people keep responding to my posts.So I will continue responding to their posts.Is that not what being in a forum all about ?
Fire D'antoni? Yeah sure since we are at it lets fire Donnie Walsh too. Lets give Isiah a new multi year double digits contract extension. Order him to trade our dranft picks for the next 10 years for Marbury. Have him ship Lee and Nate to GS for Jamal Crawford. Trade Gallinari and Chandler for Zbo and tell a couple of interns to get in the fvcking truck. Marbury's track that is.
The Knicks first problem was their losing culture. The way things were ran the past few years were pathetic. Layden, Isiah, and Marbury had losing mentalities. Meaning they may not have had the winning players around them but their attitude was very me first for their glory. You might lose a lot but you wouldn't be viewed as a "loser" if you took like a champion.
The driving forces of the Knicks were losers.
Now with Walsh and D'antoni we have hope. Walsh is a smart man. D'antoni's system is entertaining and keeps the Knicks in games most of the time. We are competitive even though we find ways to lose. But it does make the Knicks attractive and I think that's why Walsh was brought here so that it could by him some time.
Walsh is doing everything right. Its all about 2010 and being fiscally healthy. Now we may not get any Wades or Lebrons but being financially ready is key.
Now D'antoni may change his ways who knows. Pat Riley had to when he came to the Knicks.
Walsh is going to build the team that will win championships and defense will be his priority and by the time D'antoni contract is up Walsh would probably have his team and would ask Mike do show up or shut up.
In Phoenix, Mike was winning and Kerr came in the middle of the year and started changing stuff around without and regard that Mike was there longer and he was doing his thing. Mike felt disrespected and left.
Here Walsh brought him in and Walsh has more leverage. If Walsh wants a different direction Mike will have to abide by it or go.
But in the mean time it is too early and this roster is too flawed for any coach, championship or not to win with.
ONLY GREATNESS EQUALS GREATNESS
Does anyone see any strategy in Dantoni's coaching?
Will the lack of defense in Dantoni's coaching have super stars lining up to sign with the Knicks in 2010?
Super Stars like going to the FINALS....a place Dantoni career is not going without a defensive coordinator on his staff.
Coach Dantoni have a powerful Defensive Starting Backcourt in Duhon, Hughes, and Jefferies....if Dantoni can not show a stratical-defensive plan with that "Trio" of defensive players (this season)....than getting Dantoni a shotblocking center is a waste of time.
Coach Dantoni have one great quality on his side....his coach to player relationship seems great in the Knicks lockerroom....but it does nothing for Dantoni's 2nd half coaching-plan which is non-existing.
We like the effort that we see now from the Knick Players....the players come to play for coach Dantoni....however the Knick players are playing without any coaching strategy or plan to break down oponents system.
Our Players dont have a clue when to foul and when not to foul....its the same as when to pick and when not to pick "Lee n Duhon" pick n roll messed-up after a time-out of discussing a design play.
There is no excuse for that wide open turnover.
He is a coach that depends to much on the "3-Ball" to win games.
It's hard to forget that coach Dantoni had a roster of Super-Stars in Phoenix that became Lazy on DEFENSE. Lucky for Joe Johnson....he only spent one season with Dantoni b/c Joe Johnson's defense has won plenty of games for the Hawks...
look who is in the rotation consistently despite offensive upsides
you honestly believe that dantoni does not know anything about defense?
his actions are speaking quite loud that he KNOWS we lack defense....and all we can do FOR NOW, is try to outscore opponents, and until we have the right defensive pieces, we will slow down the set a bit and try to be able to run and gun AND play in the half court. These things don't happen over night, players go through week long raining sessions on the fine aspects of the game. you cant just say, play better defense, then u have to guard lebron, wade, and kobe back to back. you need players that understand team defense, you cant just preach this into players. if you could, someone would have recorded it and made millions. you guys need to put down the xbox and stop playing gm. coach and walsh are doing everything we have all asked him to do at one point in time. the only thing really is the marbury situation. he has handled our financial situation brilliantly. danillo is 19, he is not ready so i cant say if he is a good pick or not, he is an underrated man defender, and a below average team defender, but listen, he is 19 years old. give him a year or 2. in two years he might be more valuable than the 2012 first round pick.
Stop hatin on walsh
G Pop & Hakeem Olajuwan.
That doesn't redefine anything you've said.
And a run in the 4th quarter by any team Mike D' Antoni coaches is courtesy of a clicking offense that smokes like a bowl of El Salvadorian Skunk.
We're a pretty god awful team sadly but truly. I think we've met some bloated expectations this year. With a crappy pg and some shocking defenders, Mike D has been hard put to it.
He's cooking well considering what he has in the kitchen.
If someone handed you a dry, white dog nugget and an eggplant and said "cook me a delicacy" & truly expected to receive one, they'd be crazy!
Funny how 90% of Knick fans use to defend D'antoni and now 90% of Knick fans have enough evidence to know how horrible of a coach he is.
New York Knicks = An organization more useless than a bag of rocks painted in orange and blue. The most over-paid collection of talent ever assembled on an NBA floor. They could only be coached worse by a dead Rich Kotite.