Mike D’Antoni Resigns As New York Knicks Head Coach

Posted in Blogroll on March 15th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

It was all good just a couple of weeks ago…

After a 7 game winning streak where everyone and their grand kids thought of unique ways to use Jeremy Lin’s name was snapped, folks were wondering out loud if Mike D’Antoni’s (121-167 in NY) days coaching the Knicks were numbered. Well in what is being called a mutual decision, D’Antoni and the Knicks have parted ways. Former Atlanta Hawk head coach Mike Woodson, of the Larry Brown coaching tree, takes over on an interim basis. He has 24 games to turn the season around. The now 18-24 Knicks clawed back into Atlantic Division contention, centered around Lin’s meteoric shocking of the NBA scene, but losing 8-10 in New York changed everything. Interesting is the timing considering D’Antoni had 24 games left in the last year of his contract. You will hear many say D’Antoni’s departure has everything to do with Carmelo Anthony….

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