Will Knicks Fire Head Coach Mike D'Antoni This Weekend?

Heading into the regular season there were high expectations foisted on the New York Knicks especially after they signed Free Agent center Tyson Chandler to play along side of Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire in the club’s front-court. Much to the team and their fans’ disappointment the Knicks as of Thursday afternoon had a record of 8-13 and had gone 2-8 in their last ten games. Knicks fans have asked for the head of bench boss Mike D’Antoni for the last few weeks and according to a report from “The Daily.com” they just might see their hopes realized in the next few days.

The website reports that Team Owner James Dolan has decided to relieve his head coach of his duties this coming Saturday, a day before the Super Bowl takes place which of course features the New York Giants. According to the site’s source; Dolan picked Saturday to make the move to get as little media coverage as possible. The report states that D’Antoni will be replaced by former Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Woodson who led the Hawks out of the cellar and into a perennial Playoff contender under his watch.

D’Antoni is now in his fourth season with the club and took the team to the Post Season last year for the first time in quite a few years. He was named NBA Coach Of The Year during the 2004-2005 campaign as the head coach of the Phoenix Suns.

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5 Responses to Will Knicks Fire Head Coach Mike D'Antoni This Weekend?

  1. johnrocker7train says:

    should have been fired long ago, Not all his fault he did not want to trade for Melo (He was right on that) but in the East you need to play D And Mike doesnt know the word

  2. D’Antoni should give new, I mean Lin,jordan and the one who
    shoot that three pointers.I think lin is much point guard Douglas.

  3. knickfan212 says:

    Douglas as point is a turnover waiting to happen… It’s not all D’Antoni’s fault.He got them to the playoffs then Dolan traded the guys he got to the playoffs with.Melo was supposed to be an addition to the guys that went to the playoffs.Trading them messed up the reason they wanted Melo.
    Still, coach has no defensive skills and that just wont work in the east or really in the NBA nowadays.To many skilled players in the league now so defense is a must.

    • Rah says:

      This is not the same team as last year after the trade that team itself was traded away or plays somewhere else so you can’t say this team has done this since the trade because the team is completely different

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