Vasashi17 wrote:Rock, so using the same "what have you done for me recently" logic, how can you trust D'Antoni? Or is what happened in NY not recent enough?
D'Antoni stepped away midseason and Woodson took over and just like that....
...that team's losing aura was gone.
Pau isn't the same guy, but there has been changes and plenty that has gone around him to influence his play. Meanwhile, D'Antoni hasn't changed...its the same ol thing with him. Between the two, there's only one champ. I prefer to listen to the champ and have the guy without the rings change up his line of thinking.
A month after Jeremy Lin became a global phenomenon under D’Antoni’s watch, the Knicks went from Linsanity to insanity, as D’Antoni resigned because of his conflict with Anthony, whose return from injury sent the Knicks into a 2-8 spiral and 18-24 record.
They were doing well with Lin but once Melo came back he wouldn't adjust and they ended up losing 8 of 10 games. Thats a lot of games if Melo wouldn't adjust after then wasn't he the bigger problem in that situation? The Knicks were a mess iMO, Lin was part of hte problem, Melo was part of the problem and D'Antoni as well, that team didn't have a lot of championship experience outside of Chandler and i believe he was the new guy
D'Antoni is coming into a situation where Kobe is clearly the leader and he respects D'Antoni. With familiar faces in the core of the team...Nash and Howard whom MDA has coached as well. Hes coming to a veteran squad that has talent but had so much trouble scoring the ball. Some of the issues he has solved since he has come here...bench scoring, 3 point shooting. These two are really essential if a team were to win a title. Right now wer'e basically scoring 102 a game without Nash but we're giving up a lot of points on defense because guys are either too slow (Kobe/MWP/Duhon perimeter lineup) or not making the rotation they know they should've made. Its inconsistency on that end not incompetence.
The choices at the time of Mike Brown's firing were...Phil, MDA and I believe Sloan. I preferred MDA but I wouldn't have been mad if either Phil or Sloan were hired. AT the end of the day I always thought MDA brought the most pros and the least cons in his case compared to the other two.