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Mike D’Antoni resigns as coach of New York Knicks

Mar 14, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT

Mike D'Antoni

Something had to give with the Knicks, and it was coach Mike D’Antoni.

He has resigned as coach of the New York Knicks, something first reported  by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo and since confirmed by multiple sources.

The two sides described a conflicting vision of the future of the franchise and made a mutual decision to part ways, Woj reports.

Assistant coach Mike Woodson would move into the big chair in the short term (meaning the rest of this season).

The Knicks have lost six in a row and have been in disarray. To put it mildly. But while nobody really expected D’Antoni to keep his job past this season (when his contract was up) the timing comes as a surprise. The move will be seen as a win for Carmelo Anthony and a loss for Amare Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin (who fit D’Antoni’s system

Despite what some Knicks fans think, this is not about to solve the team’s problems.

  1. bubba703 - Mar 14, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    D’Antoni got the Knicks firing on all cylinders while Melo was out. What changed? Melo came back, and now there are two starters that don’t like to play defense. Who didn’t see a losing streak coming? That’s not to say Melo sucks, but the Knicks’ problems are clearly deeper than just the coach.

  2. hushbrother - Mar 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Well that’s what happens when you trade for an arse like Carmelo Anthony. He’s a big spoiled baby and used to always getting his way, and this will just make him more likely to bully his teams to give him what he wants I the future.

  3. ohnothatguy - Mar 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    If lin is that good y has nobody called to ask for his services? If he was as great as all you joke knicks fans think they should be able to get howard str8 up for him. Lind a joke who got hyped by the media bc 1 reason only like mayweather said he is asian. And who cares he had 1 30 point game against the lakers?!? Every one has a career nite once in their life

  4. mogogo1 - Mar 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Dolan is more to blame than anyone. He’s still listening to Isiah Thomas, for crying out loud. How many times does Zeke get to run the Knicks into the ground? They’re going to install some stagnant offense that doesn’t suit Lin then make him the scapegoat for why the team isn’t going anywhere while Melo watches guys blow by him and chucks up 40 shots a game.

  5. jimmyintheburg - Mar 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Does this whole situation with the Knicks remind anyone else of that 90s movie “Eddie?”

  6. dysraw1 - Mar 15, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    here’s the deal Mike D’antoni was and is a punk. if a man is given the job to lead men he doesn’t stand down from anyone including the man who hired you. glory comes with nuts his whole history shows he has none. simple and plain

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