Lakerjones wrote:^^ Couldn't agree with you more, Ludachris!
I just hope that firing D' Antoni after the season isn't too late. As I've mentioned probably too many times for posters here, I would prefer that they do it much sooner in order to at least try to salvage some of the season and make a push for the playoffs. Every day, every game makes me more convinced that D' Antoni has lost the team and won't be able to get them playing well enough to win the necessary amount of games. Bernie would be a long shot too, but at least I know that they DID enjoy playing for him, even if it was only for 5 games. I just don't think anyone could do a worse job right now than D' Antoni. Despite all of their foibles, there is still half a season to play left.
Here's the problem with firing D'Antoni before the end of the season - that would make this organization look even worse, as hard as that is to imagine. What good coach in their right mind would want to come here after they watched two coaches fired in one season? It makes them look better if they just let it play out - at least in terms of being able to get a good coach. You think Sloan would want this job now? Phil certainly doesn't want it. Coach K going to leave his stable post for this circus? I don't think they can fire him without killing their credibility. Doing it at season's end would be better, and so long as they do it quick, Dwight will probably be fine with it, especially if they talk it over with him.