I did not mention anything about playoffs....I mention D'Antoni being an offensive coach and Isiah left him with a roster of offensive players that could have gathered alot of wins during a weak (poor PG) NBA league in the 2008-9 season. Starters Marbury & Nate (backcourt) won the Knicks 6 straight games, having Marbury & Nate come off the bench with fresh legs on oponents bench players was a 65% Knick win in the 2008-9 season.
The Knick "WINS" wouldve boosted up the trade-value of all the players on the roster. We could have made some decent trades rather than trade for all the next team garbage players.
Boston let Rondo run the entire show for 39 mpg in the playoffs last year.
Marbury ate Rondo up alive twice last year in the preseason games where a benched Eddie House did his best to try and distract Marbury.
I'd rather players admire Dantoni because of his hard nosed approach to the game (if he ever develops one) rather than because they get to do whatever they want. There has to be some structure even with the really good players.
Last edited by nyk_nyk; Apr 15, 2010 at 10:21.
I am by no means a D'Antoni supporter, but i reserve the right to not pass judgement with such horrible talent in NYC for the past 2 years. If D'Antoni is merely a selling point to max FAs then that is fine with me! Can the guy if he fails! We'll have our max guy and our franchise will be in much better shape.