Talking Lakers and Mike D’Antoni with Andrew Ungvari of LakersNation.com.
Tonight, the Knicks kicked off their one and only back-to-back-to-back with an energy filled loss at home against the Bulls, by a score of 102-105.
Now, like many times this season, the Knicks played three quarters of good basketball, but were debilitated by one quarter. Tonight, that quarter was the second.
On May 13, 2008, the New York Knicks’ new President of Basketball Operations, Donnie Walsh, named Mike D’Antoni the 24th coach of the New York Knicks.
An outside observer would see nothing wrong with this appointment, after all, D’Antoni and his high octane offense dubbed (Seven Seconds or Less) SSOL was the toast of the NBA only two seasons earlier and held a career .608 winning percentage while also being an assistant coach on the 2008 Olympic “Redeem Team”. Knick fans however greeted the move with a collective groan, yours truly included.