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    Angry I still want Dantoni Fired, after 5 straight wins

    It may seem strange on how a long time Knick-fan enjoyed the Knicks
    5 game winning streak beating 4 of the teams while on the road would
    want the Knicks headcoach Dantoni FIRED, after such repeated winning
    performances to make us a .500 record team (8-8).
    Why? Why? Why?

    Poor substitutions, poor player development, players playingtime, no design
    system on offense/defense, no set duties for the center, and the defense
    is set on individual player performance without a defensive system to fall
    back on for stops (we have been losing to many big leads in games).
    Why?
    There are 14 teams with above .500 records we have not faced yet, we
    only beat one .500 team this season. I dont see Dantoni so-call coaching
    style having any luck at beating 25% of teams above the .500 record.

    We need a headcoach that will get the best out of each player, while
    playing each player to his best potential. This way we would know all
    our "keepers" before the February trading deadline. I already see Dantoni's
    plan of shortening the 10 man rotation to 7 players after 4 weeks into the
    regular season. We are a young team of "role-players" who will benefit from
    a 9+man rotation.

    u can add or debate before December 30th Orlando Magic game

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    While D'Antoni has made me angry many times, and still has a lot to prove, we haven't been just on a nice streak, but he DID change the style of offense that's better suited for this team, a style he should have been doing since he got here.

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    You said it yourself... we haven't faced them yet... Lets play them first then see what happens.

    ... also... we aren't cutting the rotation to anything less then 9 players... 7 players?!?!... even if they are all elite all-stars in top shape... They couldn't play 48 min for a couple weeks let alone a season and still be productive... This game is a marathon.
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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    It may seem strange on how a long time Knick-fan enjoyed the Knicks
    5 game winning streak beating 4 of the teams while on the road would
    want the Knicks headcoach Dantoni FIRED, after such repeated winning
    performances to make us a .500 record team (8-8).
    Why? Why? Why?

    Poor substitutions, poor player development, players playingtime, no design
    system on offense/defense, no set duties for the center, and the defense
    is set on individual player performance without a defensive system to fall
    back on for stops (we have been losing to many big leads in games).
    Why?
    There are 14 teams with above .500 records we have not faced yet, we
    only beat one .500 team this season. I dont see Dantoni so-call coaching
    style having any luck at beating 25% of teams above the .500 record.

    We need a headcoach that will get the best out of each player, while
    playing each player to his best potential. This way we would know all
    our "keepers" before the February trading deadline. I already see Dantoni's
    plan of shortening the 10 man rotation to 7 players after 4 weeks into the
    regular season. We are a young team of "role-players" who will benefit from
    a 9+man rotation.

    u can add or debate before December 30th Orlando Magic game
    i hope i had it wrong with this guy and this team finally knows how to win consistently with higher percentage shots, hustle and smart defense but we are exactly like the old Suns teams.

    We are top 5 in offense and bottom 5 on defense, we are only good at shotblocking as far as i know

    If we had Mozgov and Turiaf getting more rebounds then we will be even better. second chance points kill our team so we have to avoid that.

    I still want Mike D fired because we are still not a defensive minded team, we just either give up an easy shot or stuff it. Really all about the desire to put all your energy on both ends of the floor. We can't win a championship with no defense!

    These players want to win, and u can see them just doing anything to win games now.

    I hope Mike D realizes that the team needs better shot selection, start the game driving and drawing fouls, try the open three to see if it gets knocked down, if we are bricking outside shots, dont look for it anymore, simple.

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    It may seem strange on how a long time Knick-fan enjoyed the Knicks
    5 game winning streak beating 4 of the teams while on the road would
    want the Knicks headcoach Dantoni FIRED, after such repeated winning
    performances to make us a .500 record team (8-8).
    Why? Why? Why?

    Poor substitutions, poor player development, players playingtime, no design
    system on offense/defense, no set duties for the center, and the defense
    is set on individual player performance without a defensive system to fall
    back on for stops (we have been losing to many big leads in games).
    Why?
    There are 14 teams with above .500 records we have not faced yet, we
    only beat one .500 team this season. I dont see Dantoni so-call coaching
    style having any luck at beating 25% of teams above the .500 record.

    We need a headcoach that will get the best out of each player, while
    playing each player to his best potential. This way we would know all
    our "keepers" before the February trading deadline. I already see Dantoni's
    plan of shortening the 10 man rotation to 7 players after 4 weeks into the
    regular season. We are a young team of "role-players" who will benefit from
    a 9+man rotation.

    u can add or debate before December 30th Orlando Magic game
    If you are going to make a thread and post this statement, at least be specific.

    Which poor player development?

    Who's playing time did you have an issue with?

    Which poor substitutions?

    It will be easier for everyone involved to understand your arguments, which even you must admit are at times long-winded muddled diatribes, if you make statements with more specificity.

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    Originally Posted by Paul1355
    i hope i had it wrong with this guy and this team finally knows how to win consistently with higher percentage shots, hustle and smart defense but we are exactly like the old Suns teams.

    We are top 5 in offense and bottom 5 on defense, we are only good at shotblocking as far as i know

    If we had Mozgov and Turiaf getting more rebounds then we will be even better. second chance points kill our team so we have to avoid that.

    I still want Mike D fired because we are still not a defensive minded team, we just either give up an easy shot or stuff it. Really all about the desire to put all your energy on both ends of the floor. We can't win a championship with no defense!

    These players want to win, and u can see them just doing anything to win games now.

    I hope Mike D realizes that the team needs better shot selection, start the game driving and drawing fouls, try the open three to see if it gets knocked down, if we are bricking outside shots, dont look for it anymore, simple.
    Our shot selection is much better. I'm not mad that D'antoni's scheme relies on threes more than other coaches but he knows that they cant live and die by it. And the Knicks have found a great balance. We go to the line a lot. So we drive a lot.

    Our defense is really predicated on our efficiency on offense. Every game for three quarters we play well, but in the 4th where our oppenents play that dangerous desparation basketball and our offense turns ugly, we cough up the ball or miss a shot then the other team starts running.

    We need a closer more than anything. In game 7 of the NBA Finals we all know defense wasnt an issue for both teams. Celtics had a double digit lead in the 4th because they could not execute on offense. But the Lakers were able to at the end of the game. And Kobe really couldnt do anything. It was all Artest.

    This was losing to bad teams earlier. Now we are showing that we are better than those kind of teams. When we face better teams we will be exposed but I think we will cure those ills. D'antoni has passed phase 1. Phase 2 is to close out games. Phase 3 will be oue defense. Defense comes first but we have to establish our strength which is our offense.

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    It may seem strange on how a long time Knick-fan enjoyed the Knicks
    5 game winning streak beating 4 of the teams while on the road would
    want the Knicks headcoach Dantoni FIRED, after such repeated winning
    performances to make us a .500 record team (8-8).
    Why? Why? Why?

    Poor substitutions, poor player development, players playingtime, no design
    system on offense/defense, no set duties for the center, and the defense
    is set on individual player performance without a defensive system to fall
    back on for stops (we have been losing to many big leads in games).
    Why?
    There are 14 teams with above .500 records we have not faced yet, we
    only beat one .500 team this season. I dont see Dantoni so-call coaching
    style having any luck at beating 25% of teams above the .500 record.

    We need a headcoach that will get the best out of each player, while
    playing each player to his best potential. This way we would know all
    our "keepers" before the February trading deadline. I already see Dantoni's
    plan of shortening the 10 man rotation to 7 players after 4 weeks into the
    regular season. We are a young team of "role-players" who will benefit from
    a 9+man rotation.

    u can add or debate before December 30th Orlando Magic game
    Great post. I completely agree.

    The Knicks are 8-8 against sub .500 teams.

    If the Knicks can only manage a .500 record against low performing teams, imagine how bad it's going to be, once the Knicks play good teams?

    And the Knicks would be below .500, had they played the game against the Magic that got cancelled.

    I'm happy about the 5 game winning streak, but I also remember that the Knicks were 8-8 two years ago, and they finished the season 29-53.

    One winning streak isn't going to convince me.

    The Knicks are going to have to play like this for another 3 weeks, before I'm convinced.

    With that being said, I hope the Knicks do make the playoffs, because I'm tired of the Knicks losing, but D'Antoni sucks as a coach, so I doubt this will happen.

    The Knicks have the talent to win, but not with a crappy coach like D'Antoni.

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    Originally Posted by abcd
    Great post. I completely agree.

    The Knicks are 8-8 against sub .500 teams.

    If the Knicks can only manage a .500 record against low performing teams, imagine how bad it's going to be, once the Knicks play good teams?

    And the Knicks would be below .500, had they played the game against the Magic that got cancelled.

    I'm happy about the 5 game winning streak, but I also remember that the Knicks were 8-8 two years ago, and they finished the season 29-53.

    One winning streak isn't going to convince me.

    The Knicks are going to have to play like this for another 3 weeks, before I'm convinced.

    With that being said, I hope the Knicks do make the playoffs, because I'm tired of the Knicks losing, but D'Antoni sucks as a coach, so I doubt this will happen.

    The Knicks have the talent to win, but not with a crappy coach like D'Antoni.
    Because Portland, Boston, and Chicago are sub-500 teams. You act like every single team we play is bad. As well as Milwaukee and Golden State who may not have the best record but are still great teams in themselves. Since we changed our offensive scheme fro SSOL to the Triangle, we've been 6-1 with that sole loss coming by 2 points in Denver. I know our schedule hasn't been the toughest but going 4-1 on a 5-game road stretch is solid and a positive for any team. You may be right in saying we may have to wait a little more to see how this team gels, but don't rush to assumptions so quickly. Our coach may not be the greatest in the world but he changed our offense and so far it's been working.

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    Originally Posted by StreetDreams21
    Because Portland, Boston, and Chicago are sub-500 teams. You act like every single team we play is bad. As well as Milwaukee and Golden State who may not have the best record but are still great teams in themselves. Since we changed our offensive scheme fro SSOL to the Triangle, we've been 6-1 with that sole loss coming by 2 points in Denver. I know our schedule hasn't been the toughest but going 4-1 on a 5-game road stretch is solid and a positive for any team. You may be right in saying we may have to wait a little more to see how this team gels, but don't rush to assumptions so quickly. Our coach may not be the greatest in the world but he changed our offense and so far it's been working.
    The Knicks Lost to 2 of those 3 teams you mentioned. The win over the Bulls was without Carlos Boozer(the second best player and most experienced player on the Bulls).

    The Knicks beat the Clippers without Baron Davis and Chris Kaman.
    The Knicks beat the Warriors without David Lee.
    The Knicks beat a sub .500 Bobcats team twice.
    The Knicks beat a sub .500 Kings team.
    The Knicks beat a sub .500 Raptors team.
    The Knicks beat a sub .500 Wizards team.

    Enuff said.

    Kiyaman knows what he's talking about.

    He knows more about the Knicks than anyone on here. He's been watching the Knicks since the 70s.

    He knows his stuff.

    I've been watching the Knicks since the late 90s. I know my stuff.

    This team is beating crappy teams. The only team they beat that's over .500 is a Bulls team that was missing their All Star power forward(Carlos Boozer).

    People in here need to stop getting their head gassed over a winning streak.

    All 30 NBA teams have winning streaks. The NBA has the best players in the world. You can't judge a team on one winning streak.

    You judge them on what they have produced over the years, and D'Antoni has produced nothing for the Knicks.

    An 8-8 record is not going to get the Knicks to the playoffs, because a season is 82 games, not 16.

    P.S.-The Knicks were 8-8 two years ago, and they finished the season 29-53.
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    Originally Posted by abcd
    The Knicks Lost to 2 of those 3 teams you mentioned. The win over the Bulls was without Carlos Boozer(the second best player and most experienced player on the Bulls).

    The Knicks beat the Clippers without Baron Davis and Chris Kaman.
    The Knicks beat the Warriors without David Lee.
    The Knicks beat a sub .500 Bobcats team twice.
    The Knicks beat a sub .500 Kings team.
    The Knicks beat a sub .500 Raptors team.
    The Knicks beat a sub .500 Wizards team.

    Enuff said.

    Kiyaman knows what he's talking about.

    He knows more about the Knicks than anyone on here. He's been watching the Knicks since the 70s.

    He knows his stuff.

    I've been watching the Knicks since the late 90s. I know my stuff.

    This team is beating crappy teams. The only team they beat that's over .500 is a Bulls team that was missing their All Star power forward(Carlos Boozer).

    People in here need to stop getting their head gassed over a winning streak.

    All 30 NBA teams have winning streaks. The NBA has the best players in the world. You can't judge a team on one winning streak.

    You judge them on what they have produced over the years, and D'Antoni has produced nothing for the Knicks.

    An 8-8 record is not going to get the Knicks to the playoffs, because a season is 82 games, not 16.

    P.S.-The Knicks were 8-8 two years ago, and they finished the season 29-53.
    I agree with your analysis and that of Kiya's, We are winning which is good and all but the way we are winning does not bode well for the future. Too many people on this forum are results oriented. While I hate "moral victories" they exist in some capacity. There is also such a thing as a "poor win." And thats what Kiya and ABCD are describing.

    We are beating scrubby teams. We are giving up double digit leads in the fourth. We are improving in some defensive stats but overall we are giving up a ton of points and relying way to much on our offense. We cannot realistically hope to score 115-120 points a night.

    I disagree however that D'Anonti should be fired, simply because this is a D'Antoni team and its only been 16 games. Our best player Amare is most comfortable playing in his uptempo and free flowing system and doesn't have the tools (such as post moves) to play a traditional eastern conference slow paced game.

    D'Antoni has 10 new players to coach, and needs to tweak his rotations and offensive strategies, this all takes time. We are basically like the Miami heat. We got a ton of talent that we have to figure out how to properly utilize. The are also mediocre 8-7 an have had the same unproven coach for the last couple of years. Nobody is panicking there and there should be no reason to panic here.

    I am not a D'Antoni supporter by any means and when we had the choice between Avery Johnson and him I was Avery all the way. But it is what is, and theres not a whole lot that can change that. If the Knicks do not make the playoffs, then I am all for finding a new coach at the end of the season and crossing my fingers that D'Antoni goes back to Europe.

    Otherwise if we are impressive in the playoffs despite probably losing in the first round to Miami or Orlando, and we Sign Melo then we might as well bite the bullet and ride out the last year of D'Antoni's contract, and finish what we started which was building the Phoenix Suns East and see where it takes us. Even if it means having to deal with this Euro-trash uptempo import for another 1 and 1/2 seasons.

    And what defensive minded head coach would want to inherit a team completely built for D'Antoni's style? The last time we brought in a defensive coach (Larry Brown) with crappy defensive players we had the worst season ever.
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    5 losing game streak -> fire d'antoni.
    5 winning game streak -> fire d'antoni.

    Something wrong.

    The title of this forum is "New York Knicks Fan Forums"...

    My question is: what are you doing here?

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    Originally Posted by Ale11
    5 losing game streak -> fire d'antoni.
    5 winning game streak -> fire d'antoni.

    Something wrong.

    The title of this forum is "New York Knicks Fan Forums"...

    My question is: what are you doing here?

    Hush hush hush, us adults are discussing a nonstrategic headcoach

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    A great article about players not letting a nondefensive coach stand in
    their way of winning.
    Why was Dantoni unsure about signing Amare?
    was it Amare comment a few years back "Dantoni never expressed defense
    in Phoenix".


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    Originally Posted by abcd
    The Knicks Lost to 2 of those 3 teams you mentioned. The win over the Bulls was without Carlos Boozer(the second best player and most experienced player on the Bulls).

    The Knicks beat the Clippers without Baron Davis and Chris Kaman.
    The Knicks beat the Warriors without David Lee.
    The Knicks beat a sub .500 Bobcats team twice.
    The Knicks beat a sub .500 Kings team.
    The Knicks beat a sub .500 Raptors team.
    The Knicks beat a sub .500 Wizards team.

    Enuff said.

    Kiyaman knows what he's talking about.

    He knows more about the Knicks than anyone on here. He's been watching the Knicks since the 70s.

    He knows his stuff.

    I've been watching the Knicks since the late 90s. I know my stuff.

    This team is beating crappy teams. The only team they beat that's over .500 is a Bulls team that was missing their All Star power forward(Carlos Boozer).

    People in here need to stop getting their head gassed over a winning streak.

    All 30 NBA teams have winning streaks. The NBA has the best players in the world. You can't judge a team on one winning streak.

    You judge them on what they have produced over the years, and D'Antoni has produced nothing for the Knicks.

    An 8-8 record is not going to get the Knicks to the playoffs, because a season is 82 games, not 16.

    P.S.-The Knicks were 8-8 two years ago, and they finished the season 29-53.
    Yes, obviously. The point was you claimed we earned a .500 record playing scrub teams when you were clearly wrong. Our record is a result of playing some fairly good teams as well.

    P.S. The length you watch a team has no bearing on your basketball knowledge. I have been watching since the 80's, does that automatically make me more knowledgeable then you and anyone else who started in 90'? SImply put, Kiya for the most part doesn't know what he is talking about. He admits he is dominated by pessimism since 1999 and it clouds his judgment and objectivity. Reference his longing for Darko, Z. Randolph and Earl Barron for proof.

    P.P.S. BTW, your predictions and negativity were wrong. The Knicks took both games against the Bobcats. At what point do you start becoming positive about the team you say you are fan of? 10 game winning streak? 20?

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    Hush hush hush, us adults are discussing a nonstrategic headcoach
    Grandpa', you didn't answered my question...

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