It’s really not his fault.
But Mike D’Antoni may not be the right coach to manage these Knicks superstars. In Phoenix, D’Antoni had Steve Nash, who was perfect for the speedball offense and did not need motivation to play at an MVP level.
Carmelo Anthony is the antithesis of that. Anthony likes to hold the ball upon getting it, slowing things down instead of speeding them up. That was the concern when the Knicks traded with the Nuggets for Anthony last season. But the months of the Knicks fawning over Anthony, and the steep price they paid for him, has created something worse.