( 4UMF NEWS ) Mike D’Antoni Quits:
Mike D’Antoni has resigned as coach of the New York Knicks.
With his team winless in six March games after a 10-5 run during the Lin-sanity of February, D’Antoni and the Knicks had “conflicting visions of the club’s future … and [reached a ] mutual decision [that he would] no longer coach,” according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnaroski.
ESPN reported that the Knicks had been tuning D’Antoni out and questioning Carmelo Anthony’s commitment to New York. Earlier Wednesday, Anthony denied a New York Post report that he wanted to be traded. “No, no, no, no,” Anthony said of rumors that he wanted to be traded. Let’s nip this in the bud right now. No.”
Anthony also said he had no problems with D’Antoni, adding that he supported the coach “100 percent.”
“I don’t know where that came from. I’m tired of hearing it. It came out this morning from I guess an anonymous source. I’m tired of anonymous sources,” he said after the morning shootaround. “I don’t want to be traded. I don’t know where that foolishness came from, so let’s put a cap on that and make this the last time I hear about that.”
Deuces! he was a bad fit from jump…
Story @ Washington Post
- Carmelo Anthony Wants D’Antoni Gone (tracking.si.com)
- Report: Carmelo Anthony Unhappy With Knicks Coach Mike D’Antoni (newyork.cbslocal.com)
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- Report: Carmelo Anthony Unhappy With Mike D’Antoni (tracking.si.com)