If there was every any question whether or not to blame Carmelo Anthony for Mike D’Antoni’s resignation (and failure) we have your answer. According to Kevin Clark of the Wall Street Journal, Melo’s return over the last few games made it clear that the pairing would not work out.
D’Antoni realized over the course of the last few weeks that Anthony was never going to play his style of play, a person familiar with the matter said. The coach met with Knicks interim general manager Glen Grunwald to relay his concerns, and proceeded to tell Knicks owner James Dolan of his feelings before determining the situation wouldn’t work.
And thus, the Knicks turn to Mike Woodson. And then… Isaiah Thomas? Phil Jackson? How many names can be rumored for one job in 24 hours? My guess would be all of the names.
[Wall Street Journal, US Presswire]
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