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.