D’Antoni’s Shortcomings Exposed
by Eddie Mayrose
Was actually encouraged by the way the New York Knicks started the season. Not that I had any expectations about a championship or even a playoff appearance, for that matter. Rather, I was just happy that the roster was now populated with players that I could actually root for; a stark contrast to the band of miscreants that wore the uniform over the course of Isiah Thomas’ reign of error. Gone were Stephon Marbury, Nate Robinson and Jerome James, replaced by hard-working players like Toney Douglas and Ronny Turiaf, not to mention A’mare Stoudamire,the biggest talent to hit the Garden floor in a long time. However, my optimism was dashed very quickly last week after I sat through Knicks-Warriors.