I gotta question for you all, who was the last Knick coach to coach on three consecutive opening nights? Give up.....it was Jeff Van Gundy!
Don Cheany was gone after two opening nights, Lenny Wilkens doesnt ever coach one full season as Knick coach, Larry Brown one and done, and of course the man that fired and brought in most of those coaches only coaches two full seasons because he got Dummy Dolan to like him.
Will Mike Dantoni be the next to coach 3 opening nights?
Well my thinking is yes, but in a sport with a short memory for past success (and a city with an even shorter memory) Mike Dantoni's claim to fame as a great coach in Phoenix is starting to lose its luster and he will now be assessed on how he does as The coach of The Knicks, never mind his job with the very talent Phoenix teams.
Its time to earn your keep Mike, you are no longer the former COY that is gracing us with your presence on the sidelines, we need you to show us some good coaching this year. Now NY fans are smart so as much as we want the playoffs, his expectations will not be that this year, but he must show.....how did Dummy Dolan put it....."evident progress", or the Fire Dantoni chants will ring loud in the garden.
The Knicks are not a bad team on paper, he is back with the same squad he had last year (as of today) so none of this "players are still learning the system", this is the year we need to show hope for the future.