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Report: D'Antoni not in danger of losing job, yet

Posted on: February 5, 2012 4:56 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

The Knicks finally broke an ugly stretch where they had lost 11 of 13 by beating the Nets behind a surprise performance from Jeremy Lin. Still, the seat coach Mike D'Antoni is sitting on isn't warm or even hot. It's seat-belt-in-the-summer-time hot. I'm surprised he's even sitting in the thing during games and not just standing.

But he's not about to be fired as of now, according to Newsday:
A league source said D'Antoni isn't in danger of losing his job. If the losing continues, however, that could change.
D'Antoni has said he's not thinking about his job and while we all obviously know that's not true, the fact is, he can't worry much about it. He's got bigger issues to figure out and in his mind, things could be looking up soon. Baron Davis might finally be able to contribute something and then there's the chance J.R. Smith or even Aaron Brooks sign with the Knicks after they are released from the contracts in China.
"It doesn't do anything for me," D'Antoni told the paper. "If I do my job well, then things will be good. If we don't win, it will happen. I'm not worried one way or another, to be honest with you. I know, it's kind of, 'Yeah, right.' That's one good thing about being 60 years old. You don't have to worry too much."
But a 9-15 record and struggling for a playoff spot was not the plan for the Knicks this season. It's unfair to pin this on D'Antoni because he's not playing with a full deck as he's without a real point guard, but still, the fact New York has had so much issue scoring doesn't reflect well on him.

He has to feel somewhat better considering the win over the Nets plus two competitive losses against the Celtics and Bulls. That's losing two out of three, which isn't acceptable, but it appeared the Knicks were moving forward. Carmelo Anthony is getting healthier, they're scoring better and there's a bit better symmetry it appears.

Still, D'Antoni isn't going to make it through the season with the Knicks playing sub-.500 basketball. That roster isn't a finished product and a good portion of the team's failures aren't on him, but someone has to pay and it's pretty much always the head coach. All D'Antoni can do to stop it from happening is win. Otherwise, he's going to have third-degree burns on his backside soon.
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Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 8:39 am
 

Report: D'Antoni not in danger of losing job, yet

He can not seem to win without Steve Nash, look it up!     I think the all offense and no defense a hard way to win in the NBA. 




Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 7:50 am
 

Report: D'Antoni not in danger of losing job, yet

You are an idiot


lucassmart
Since: Feb 5, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:45 am
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Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:40 am
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Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:47 pm
 

Report: D'Antoni not in danger of losing job, yet

D'antoni will make it through the season no matter what but he's gone for good in the offseason when his contract ends, it won't be renewed. Who's to blame? 1. Dolan  2. Melo  3. D'antoni  In that order. But it is fair to say that Melo is the main culprit, the guy is incredibly overrated and cost the Knicks dearly with his selfishness.  The Knicks will never get anywhere meaningful with Melo on the team. At best they'll be a 2nd round knockout in the postseason once they get an established PG, but by that time Melo may already be traded. Highly doubt the Knicks will make it to the playoffs this year.  I give Melo to the end of 2012-2013 season max in NY before he's dealt, the guy is terrible in so many ways. Hopefully Dolan will smarten up now and trade Melo this season for Deron Williams, I just don't think the Knicks have the guts to go through with it yet. I'm praying though.



Since: Mar 17, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:38 pm
 

Report: D'Antoni not in danger of losing job, yet

Why should he be in danger of losing him job since the New York "Dicks" have been a dysfunctional team in the process of rebuilding for the last 4 years. You had the genius Donnie Walsh with big time plans bolting for greener pastures or was he bolted out the door? Then Mr. Meddling Dolan opted to give up the farm (3 young starters) for a selfish and  fake superstar ion Carmelo Anthony. I'm sure D'Antoni didn't want him on the team with Amare. Both of these guys together spells disaster.


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Posted on: February 5, 2012 9:34 pm
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Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:26 pm
 

Report: D'Antoni not in danger of losing job, yet

On the contrary, Dolan is thinking about giving him an extension



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:16 pm
 

Report: D'Antoni not in danger of losing job, yet

Dead man walking. Horrible and arrogant coach. No way he makes the season.



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 7:22 pm
 

Report: D'Antoni not in danger of losing job, yet

He should be fired, he is one of the worst coaches in the league!


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