Mike D’Antoni resigns as New York Knicks coach
Surprising news comes from NBA league as Mike D’Antoni resigns as New York Knicks coach. After 6 lost games in a row, and 8 defeats in last ten games, Mike D’Antoni decided to leave.
As always in situations like this, there are rumors about possible reasons. It seems according to some US media, that Mike D’Antoni had some problems in communication with Carmelo Anthony.
But it seems not only with Carmelo Anthony, but Amare Stoudemire as well. There were also rumors that Carmelo Anthony asked for trade, but it seems that it was denied.
Carmelo Anthony also stated that there were no problems between him and coach Mike D’Antoni.
I guess that all of you remember great things in New York Knicks during February, when LINmania hits Unites States as Jeremy Lin, dominated NBA league in several NBA games.
All this happened during Carmelo Anthony was injured and couldn’t help his teammates. But, as soon as he got back, things went in wrong way.
The Knicks have struggled since Anthony returned from a groin injury 10 games ago. After all speculations about possible problems between him and coach Mike D’Antoni, Carmelo Anthony stated that he supported coach 100 percent.
According to some still unconfirmed informations, assistant coach, Mike Woodson will take over as interim coach. He coached the Atlanta Hawks during six seasons, and led them to the playoffs three times.
After this unexpected situation, it will be tough goal for New York Knicks to reach NBA Playoffs since they are tied for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.