Mike D'Antoni Knicks Coach: 2008-2012
It’s the end of the D’Antoni Era in New York Knicks basketball history. As of March 14th, 2012 Mike D’Antoni has resigned as head coach of the Knicks amidst a 6-game losing streak at the time as well as ‘locker room controversy’ between him and F Carmelo Anthony. D’Antoni was brought to the Knicks back in 2008 to help revitalize a pedestrian organization with his ‘Run-and-Gun’ offense that brought him success during his time with the Phoenix Suns.
But after 4 seasons, the Knicks went 121-167 with only 1 playoff appearance back in the 2010-11 Season (coincidentally that was the Knicks’ only winning season under D’Antoni). With D’Antoni gone, assistant head coach Mike Woodson has become the team’s interim head coach. Though the Knicks won against the Portland Trailblazers 121-79 following D’Antoni’s resignation, it makes you wonder if perhaps the Knicks were tired of D’Antoni or the owner was looking for a scapegoat to pin all the franchise’s recent woes on.
Whatever the case maybe, the major question remains now: Who do you replace him with? The answer so far…is unknown.
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