Marbury: Knicks should fire D'Antoni
Had Stephon Marbury stayed longer at the Knicks game Saturday night, he might have broken into a chant: "Fire D'Antoni!" Marbury had no complaints that Garden security did not let him stay in a first-row courtside seat during Saturday night's home opener, but still has a beef with the Knicks head coach, feeling Mike D'Antoni should be fired in favor of Mark Jackson. They don't play no defense," Marbury told The Post yesterday. "The coaching is horrible. Horrendous. They need a new coach, and I'm speaking as a fan and New Yorker. They say good coaches get the most out of players and win games. I don't see it. Mike needs to coach a team with three All-Stars."
New York Post
Take note: This is coming from a guy who himself doesn't know the meaning of Defense...LOL
marbury's an attention whore! lol
surprised he didnt say:
"for the knicks to win they need to take it to another level and couple levels after that"! lol
I may get a ton of negatives for this but, I agree with Marbury. Lets think about it. To Knicks Fans: Do yall want to be a second round team or a championship contender?? Im gonna say that about 98% of them want to contend for a title. I love coach D'Antoni's thing he is trying to do but, he will never win a championship. That is just how it works. Offense can win games but defense wins championships. History proves that.
who cares about the negatives at least u stated a VALID opinion (there is two sides to every argument some people on this website just dont get that)
Marbury needs a life, get away from the Knicks you already been released. Go make some more lame videos.
Steph acting like he played defense give me a break.
i completely agree, marbury, while a nut job has a decent point. Marc Jackson would not been a bad choice by any means. Mike i don't think will ever ever have a ring to show, his teams play no defense and he doesnt seem to care. i really wonder wat they do in their practices
they need to fire him and walsh cuz he just coaches players to play streetball and walsh is trying to clear cap space and not realizing nobody wants to be a star on a sorry team and he keeps passing on good guards for players that dont even play. they could have taken jennings over hill and blair over douglas not the other way around he is good at clearing cap but nothing else. HIRE mark jackson or avery johnson
Even rookie coaches get 2 plus years.
Rarely do you hear a coach who almost took his team to a Finals getting fired.
Walsh already knew the system and it was his plan to wait for 2010 free agency to sign guys.
Especially with this roster, took them almost 4 plus years to cut Isiah loose after a horrible GM job.
D'antoni will at least get this whole season .
I rather have a proven coach than Mark Jackson, theres a reason no one has hired him.
Avery probably wants to coach a team of vets like the Wizards.
Walsh makes the picks, yeah D'antoni has input but he probably has final say.
Everyone knows that the Knicks may not be that good this past two years as they gave up big talent and contracts for next year free agency. They can use this year to develop young players and get ready for when they have some star players.
What "big" talent did they give up Sheltwon? Zach Randolph? Jamal Crawford? Give me a break
I don't like D'Antonni as a coach for all the same reasons you guys are ponting out. The only reason i really think the knicks might have hired him is because he has connections with the olympic team members and might be able to sway some of them in 2010. Plus if Cleavland doesn't win, Lebron might enjoy the chnage of pace from Mike Brown's offense to D'Antoni's offense. I doubt it, just a thought.
So far I'm not impressed with D'Antoni's coaching skills, but he needs more time. You don't hire somebody to turn around a franchise that was almost destroyed by Isiah Thomas and expect him to fix all of the problems in one season plus 4 games. In other words, give him time to either fail or succeed this season.
Remember, even though the Knicks are horrible on defense and seriously lacking when it comes to rebounding, they played 2 overtime games which they lost. So instead of being 1 and 3, they could have easily been 3 and 1, which meant everyone would be talking about their great start.
Whatever complaints everyone has, and many of them are valid, the Knicks are much further along than they were when Isiah Thomas was in his final season. Don't forget what it was like when the Knicks knew they were going to lose every game they played. At least now they are upbeat, positive, and expect to win. Yes they still have a long way to go, but at least they're finally headed in the right direction.
Those guys are actually very talented. I did not say all star players. Both those players can score and are versatile. They are both starters on this league on most teams.