The New York Knicks implosion continues.
On the heels of the report that Carmelo Anthony only wanted to remain in New York if Mike D'Antoni was gone comes the report that D'Antoni and the Knicks have parted ways. Guess we know where James Dolan stands on things.
D'Antoni's tenure has been troubled for a while now. With the Knicks struggling through most of the Carmelo Anthony era, the blame fell on D'Antoni for not figuring out how to make it work. The recent slide exacerbated the issue. Many Knicks fans will tell you this should have happened a while ago.
D'Antoni deserves his share of the blame, but he's also being scapegoated for some pretty horrible behavior by the Knicks' "star" player. Carmelo Anthony's pouting has gotten tiresome. It seems the only reason he wanted to be in New York is so a bigger market could bask in his greatness, rather than going to a team with a chance to win.
Could the Knicks have won under D'Antoni's system? Maybe not. But Melo hasn't helped. Neither has James Dolan, who is the biggest culprit in this Knicks mess. From ditching the one guy in Donnie Walsh that had a vision for the team and the ability to make it work, to listening to Isiah Thomas' constant chirping from hundreds of miles away, it's Dolan that is mostly responsible for New York's problems.
Now it's up to Mike Woodson to put these square pegs in round holes. Good luck.
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