An interesting blurb from that first address is this;
Quote; I'm fairly flummoxed. What compelled Knicks team president Donnie Walsh to speak up for coach Mike D'Antoni, who appears to need a few sessions with Ray Handley on how to handle the New York media?
Why the sudden compulsion to blame himself for the Knicks' 21-39 record and all-too familiar submissiveness? It's kinda been apparent they have been in comprehensive tank mode since Zach Randolph (All-Star) and Jamal Crawford (leading sixth-man candidate) were given away.
What, D'Antoni wasn't really on board with Walsh's "master plan" when he accepted $24 million for four years? Why is he acting like the consummate sore loser, as if he didn't know the first two seasons were going to get fragged? Why so grumpy when his tactics and techniques, or lack thereof, is questioned, as if he's Phil Jackson and is above being challenged?
OK, so D'Antoni takes losing awfully bad and surrenders even worse. We get it. Good for him. End Quote
Two thoughts. Bird took responsibility for the Pacers record a few weeks ago, now Donnie's doing the same. Why? For the same reason, to take heat off of their respective coachs.
What are the coach's doing? Not getting along with the media.