Not that I watch sports, although I do love me some basketball.. I’m just not into watching tv. But it shocked me when I heard that the Knicks coach D’Antoni quit his job.. That sounds crazy to me.. Then sources over at BSOL reveal that the coach was actually fired after attempting to get Carmelotraded just because Melo is having it a lil rough right now.
A source with knowledge of the discussions says D’Antoni and Knicks chairman James Dolanmutually agreed to terminate D’Antoni’s job with New York after the two met this morning.
D’Antoni, the source said, had been advocating that the Knicks attempt to trade Anthony to the New Jersey Nets for guard Deron Williams, a deal D’Antoni believed would be beneficial for both franchises. But Dolan categorically declined that request, and the “conflicting visions” between the owner and head coach about Anthony meant there was no way forward.
D’Antoni had hoped the Knicks’ inspired and winning play with Lin as the centerpiece — while Anthony and Stoudemire were injured — would convince Dolan the Knicks could win without Anthony. Bringing Williams from the Nets would also have eases the burden on Lin, D’Antoni believed, allowing Lin to settle into a three-guard rotation.
D’Antoni asked for the meeting with Dolan after his relationship with Anthony had deteriorated sharply in recent days. He will be paid the remainder of the $6 million he’s due in this fourth and final year of his $24 million contract.
I haven’t been watching, but Melo couldn’t be that bad could he? As a Basketball Wife what can LaLa do to help Melo get his umph back?