Sources: Mike D'Antoni Resigns as New York Knicks Head Coach
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports broke the story on Wednesday and said assistant Mike Woodson will take over as the interim coach.
Part of the reason D'Antoni resigned is because he and the organization could not see eye-to-eye on the future of the club. Wojnarowski cites a source as saying, “It was a mutual decision to no longer coach the Knicks...conflicting visions of the club’s future.”
The Knicks are in the midst of a six-game losing streak that has given them a miserable 18-24 record, and D'Antoni only saw a break from the criticism in New York during Jeremy Lin's miraculous run. Everything before and after that run has been negative for D'Antoni.
Not all the blame can fall on his shoulders, however. New York is a team full of players who value having the ball more than winning the games. Carmelo Anthony is as much to blame for the Knicks' difficulties as the head coach.
Throughout all of the difficulties D'Antoni had in New York, he never complained and never gave up on turning this team around.
Phil Jackson will likely be on the Knicks' radar to guide this team next season.
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