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    Mike D'Antoni has accepted an offer to coach the New York Knicks, according to a media reports.

    The former Phoenix Suns coach, who was also sought by the Chicago Bulls, has accepted a four-year, $24 million deal to take over the Knicks, according to reports by Sports Illustrated and The Boston Globe, both citing a league source.

    The Knicks did not immediately confirm that D'Antoni is New York-bound.

    ESPN's Stephen A. Smith had previously reported that the Knicks had outlined a four-year, $24 million offer for D'Antoni.

    D'Antoni had two years and nearly $9 million remaining on his contract with the Suns, whom he led to two Western Conference finals. The Suns were eliminated in the first round of the NBA playoffs this season after trading Shawn Marion for Shaquille O'Neal.
    The two-team chase for D'Antoni intensified when he talked to the Bulls in a late-evening conference call with team officials on Friday. And the Chicago Tribune reported that Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, who owns a home in the Phoenix area, planned to meet face-to-face over the weekend with D'Antoni.

    D'Antoni has a 267-172 career coaching record with the Suns and Denver Nuggets. The Suns reached won at least 54 games in four of his five seasons and reached the Western Conference finals twice. He has a 26-25 record in the playoffs.
    He's leaving Phoenix to coach the Knicks? Seriously?
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    $$$

    And Mark Jackson's quest to get an HC job without paying his dues continues.
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    Come on Mike D'Antoni...you're better than that.

    Meanwhile, DK is doing cartwheels.

    If Jamal, Nate and Q all stick around/stay healthy, they could all flourish under Viper.
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    Don't see Randoplh and Curry sticking around. MAYBE one, but definitely not both

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    Sure it's a lot of money, but I'm not sure there's any amount of money that's worth going through that kind of hell.

    Donnie must be some kind of salesman.

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    This is a very interesting hire to me.

    I thought that when Donnie took over he would go for Mark Jackson or someone like him with no head coaching experience. Donnie has already came out and said it will take a few years to rebuild so to me it would make sense to go with someone like Mark Jackson who people would have less expectations, at least at this point in time.

    But now with D'Antoni he has won in the West. He is a proven winner. People are going to expect the Ws to be rolling in. New York does have the talent and the East is weak so maybe they can put it all together. But I don't see them winning the East unless they make some major changes.

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    Sure it's a lot of money, but I'm not sure there's any amount of money that's worth going through that kind of hell.

    Donnie must be some kind of salesman.
    The bottom line is that Walsh and D'Antoni is far, far better than Isiah and a bunch of YesMen.

    Sure, they may not be much of anything in the next year or two, but now they have some competent people running the show to go along with their financial resources.

    They'll be back to being good in a couple years, and maybe sooner than people think.

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    Come on Mike D'Antoni...you're better than that.

    Meanwhile, DK is doing cartwheels.

    If Jamaal, Nate and Q all stick around/stay healthy, they could all flourish under Viper.
    David Lee too. And maybe Jared Jeffries can rejuvenate his career. I'd put Q about on a par with JO when it comes to injuries though.

    We'll see - we aren't winning anything next year anyway but we have (hopefully) a top-5 pick this year and should get a 10-12 next year (I believe that pick's still protected until 2010). Donnie has a lot of work to do, starting with picking up a PG.
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    David Lee too. And maybe Jared Jeffries can rejuvenate his career. I'd put Q about on a par with JO when it comes to injuries though.

    We'll see - we aren't winning anything next year anyway but we have (hopefully) a top-5 pick this year and should get a 10-12 next year (I believe that pick's still protected until 2010). Donnie has a lot of work to do, starting with picking up a PG.
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    From Isiah and..... Isiah to Walsh and D'Antoni. Pretty nice summer so far.

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    Um, well, actually pretty nice little Saturday. We're, uh, gonna hire a former Coach of the Year, reunite him with Quentin Richardson...maybe push Isiah even further out the door...stuff like that. Maybe trade Stephon's expiring contract...I don't know...I don't know if we'll have time.

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    I'm waiting for '09-10. I figure we'll be dealing Marbury one way or another - either deal him near the deadline or (assuming he shows he's worth more than the MLE) in an S&T next summer.

    That guarantees us a 50-win season. I'm looking forward to it.
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    I read that earlier and thought about posting it. My comment was going to be Donnie Walsh with the Knicks is going to be better than Jerry West was with the Lakers.

    If they get a point guard they will make the playoffs easily next season.

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    And maybe Jared Jeffries can rejuvenate his career.
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    Here is another article from Yahoo Sports

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_yl...yhoo&type=lgns

    Gives the not so good side of it all. I kind of think I am on the fence with this one.

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    What DW has done IMO is pretty much admitted that the core of the team needs to be scrapped. Now I may be wrong - there are all these stories floating around about D'Antoni winning with a different style in Europe - but that's the way I see it.

    And I'm glad he didn't decide to go with someone with zero coaching experience, especially trying to turn a steaming pile of misfits into a team. If Jackson really wants to coach he should quit broadcasting and be an AC somewhere.
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    Don't get carried away babyyyy!!!!!!
    LOL - I can dream can't I? I figure Jeffries is long, athletic and doesn't have a real go-to move on offense - he should do better with an open-floor style game.
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    If Jackson really wants to coach he should quit broadcasting and be an AC somewhere.
    The problem is he doesn't think he should have to do it. Since Reggie said the Knicks job was his to lose maybe know he'll change his mind about paying his dues.

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    What DW has done IMO is pretty much admitted that the core of the team needs to be scrapped. Now I may be wrong - there are all these stories floating around about D'Antoni winning with a different style in Europe - but that's the way I see it.

    And I'm glad he didn't decide to go with someone with zero coaching experience, especially trying to turn a steaming pile of misfits into a team. If Jackson really wants to coach he should quit broadcasting and be an AC somewhere.
    I think what Donnie Walsh did was pretty simple:

    He hired the best coach on the open market.

    After all the B.S. and over analysis by everyone of whether this is a good fit, D'Antoni was the best qualified, most desirable and most accomplished coach on the market. With the help of their financial resources, Walsh was able to make a quick offer to D'Antoni that he couldn't refuse.

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    Yeah, Donnie is doing just fine. If D'Antoni doesn't work out then he'll get another top flight coach in four years. No reason to believe he won't though. LeBron will be there soon.

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    I think what Donnie Walsh did was pretty simple:

    He hired the best coach on the open market.

    After all the B.S. and over analysis by everyone of whether this is a good fit, D'Antoni was the best qualified, most desirable and most accomplished coach on the market. With the help of their financial resources, Walsh was able to make a quick offer to D'Antoni that he couldn't refuse.
    yep, that pretty much is it in a nut shell. Donnie is in a market where he is not hamstrung by cash or a lack of destination desirability. So, as rexnom pointed out, if D'Antoni doesn't work out, he will be able to just go out and be able to hire the next top flight coach available.
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    Uh, who's gonna play point guard in this system? Nate? J-Craw? I don't see it. They have to take Bayless or Mayo now and hope they can learn the system IMO.

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    Uh, who's gonna play point guard in this system? Nate? J-Craw? I don't see it. They have to take Bayless or Mayo now and hope they can learn the system IMO.
    Hiring D'Antoni fixes their coaching problem, not their PG problem.

    The Knicks were going to have a problem with their PG situation regardless of who they hired as the coach. It's certainly a possibility they take Mayo/Bayless because they might be the best available players anyways.

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    That's sort of my point though. D'Antoni is not gonna be able to help the Knicks til they get a better point guard.

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