Ewing was a fantastic player, but I'd trust D'Antoni's judgment over Ewing's times 1000. Ewing isn't a coach..
You can't complain about the Knicks not hiring Ewing over D'Antoni. However, you can complain about the Knicks not even giving Ewing an interview for the job. But I guess they already intended in advance that they were hiring a head coach with recent successful coaching experience so why waste Ewing's time by interviewing him. Also, why disrespect him by offering him an assistant's assistant coach or something of that matter when he wanted the head coaching job.
I don't get it how some of you complain so much about D'Antoni and Walsh. It could be so much worse. You say what if the Knicks drafted Brook Lopez or Eric Gordon...well what if they drafted Joe Alexander instead?
You can't look back and say what they should have done...all you have to know is that the team has a much better outlook than it did 2 years ago. Crawford and Randolph were traded for early salary relief so that they will be able to compete on the FA market next year for the first time since...(when was the last time they signed a big name FA?)
I have no idea how racism became apart of this.. Does it really make a difference to you that D'Antoni is white? If D'Antoni was black would you guys approve?
2) You wrote 100 pages, congrats. I wrote 100 pages in one semester undergrad, at Washington University in St. Louis ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ]). Am I supposed to be impressed? It's pretty easy to get a 3.9 gpa when you are graded on a curve with a bunch of morons.
3) I never said English is exclusively European in origin. But it is partially European in origin. As such, when you are influenced by a certain culture you take on parts of their traits. The argument posited by abcd was that he had no European heritage. My argument is that, if he is from the Caribbean he most certainly does. This is fact. You are wrong. Face it.
4) I scored a 169 on the LSAT, good for 97%ile. I graduated from a nationally prestigious top-15 university, and currently a top 30 law school. My pedigree is well beyond what you, your children and your children's children could ever imagine.
But yes, we all envy the mind and life you possess.
gaybcd and OG truly prove that birds of a racist-****loving-feather flock together.
You are the most desperate fool going around. And for god's sake can you drop the gibbon thing!? That's your interpretation of racism? I only say gibbon because they swing from things (Harrington Tech) and hollar and jump and dance around (N8). Jason Williams used to be a gibbon as well. The Bird Man is a gibbon!!The True Knicks Fans Represent Thread
<hr style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" size="1"> We have guys on here hating on Ewing? I repeat, Ewing? Seriously, if you hate on Ewing, you need to GTFO of this forum.
If you're a fan of a coach, over being a fan of the team, GTFO. If you're a fan of D'Antoni, over our greatest player, ever, GTFO. We actually have people on this forum who didn't even want Pat as an assistant, and insult the man, by saying he's only a “big man's coach.”
Well, I've worked as an assistant, for PSAL, as well as AAU teams, in addition to playing on various teams, while in high school. Pat, as an assistant, knows everything that the head coach knows, he's not living in some big man bubble, where anything else he hears or sees, for the past five or six years, goes into one ear and out of the other.
To say something like that is an insult to his intelligence. And, anyone who thinks that is an idiot, a racist (I'd like to see anyone say that about Bird or McHale) or probably both.
Then, we have the Patrick Ewing, Jr. situation. A few fans were excited about having the kid play for us. Junior would have shown that the team was more than just a jersey, an arena and some colors and slogans, that it's also about history, pride and connections that go beyond the latest fad.
Those who expressed this love of tradition were told, on this site of mostly morons, that Jr. wasn't good enough, despite evidence to the contrary, and were met with apathy, by people who claim to be Knick fans. Meanwhile, amongst ranks was one tuner addict who feverishly promoted the greatness of Anthony Roberson, a bum whose spot could have gone to Ewing, Jr.
Personally, I think we're packed with Phoenix suns, D'Antoni, and KKKnicks fans, who got a hard-on at the thought of D'Antoni, a White man, replacing Isiah Thomas, a Black man.
Isiah's an NBA champion, a 50 greatest player, an all-star, D'Antoni did something in Italy and coached the suns. I think the scales are tipped in Isiah's favor, despite some problems he caused on the Knicks. Isiah actually won games by playing in them. D'Antoni wins games by proxy.
Oh yeah, and amongst the people D'Antoni couldn't refuse to hire, which could have freed up a spot for Ewing, is Assistant Coach Kenny Atkinson. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Makes sense that Atkinson would be hired over Pat, doesn't it?
Surprise, surprise, nobody that D'Antoni hires, only one guy he retained: Williams, is of African-American descent
Here are some comments made in regards to some of our Black players. What? No mention of court vision or high basketball IQ? What? Only mention of athleticism and dunking.
So stop trying so hard. Gibbons come in a variation of colours as well. You're such a prick.
You tried too hard and ended being maligned again for your fabrications and manipulations. Constantly stale mating yourself.
You or anyone can absolutely be a Knick fan and still like Mike D' Antoni. That is so foolish to say otherwise. I loved Patrick Ewing! And still do..... But I don't mind him helping out D Howard to improve his game. I like D Howard too..
And why would a real Knick fan have a Laker as his avatar.?
You're treading in your own turds again.
Best Post I've ever seen on this forum!!!
If you call yourself a Knicks fan you CAN NOT hate on Patrick Ewing, AND YOU CAN NOT LIKE MICHAEL JORDAN.
If you call yourself a Knicks fan and a Jordan fan you are just down right stupid and I feel sorry for you.
and again, GREAT POST!
the stupidity of this forum is mind boggling considering the number of people who frequent it.i'd be ashamed as hell if donnie walsh came to this site to view some of the opinions of the fan base.