Mike D’Antoni, Deep Down, Regrets His Decision To Coach New York Knicks

May 12th, 2010 by Leslie Monteiro Leave a reply »

Suns president of basketball operations Steve Kerr acquired Shaquille O'Neal in an attempt to finally slay the Spurs in 2008. It did not happen.

The Spurs eliminated the Suns in five games that year, and rumors surfaced that the Suns were going to dismiss coach Mike D'Antoni.

Kerr denied it, but D'Antoni knew Kerr was not happy with his results. Being the stubborn person D'Antoni is, he decided he wanted to move on.

The Suns were more than right to let D'Antoni leave. How so? They actually let him call the Bulls and the Knicks for a job.

The Bulls wanted him, but not at the price he wanted. The Knicks were more than willingly to pay him.

D'Antoni and the Knicks agreed to a four-year, $24 million deal in the summer of 2008.

Looking back, both parties share a buyer's remorse with what has taken place in the last two years.

The Knicks have not gotten bette ...

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