It seems like the New York Knicks are going threw it these past few months. A person with knowledge of the decision says New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni has resigned.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the team had yet to announce the move.
Yahoo news reported that New York lost six in a row for the second time this season and is in danger of missing the playoffs.
Loaded with talent, the Knicks have fallen into a tie for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
There were reports D’Antoni was not getting along with Carmelo Anthony, though the All-Star forward said Wednesday he supported the coach “100 per cent.”
D’Antoni put the Knicks through a morning workout Wednesday and had been preparing to coach them against the Portland Trail Blazers. Instead, Mike Woodson is expected to handle that role. Â Spotted @Â Tattletailzz
Carmelo Anthony said on Wednesday that he doesn’t want to be traded by the New York Knicks. ESPN reports
“I don’t want to be traded,” Anthony said after the Knicks’ morning shootaround. “I don’t know where that foolishness came from, so let’s put a cap on that and make (sure) this the last time I hear about that.”
According to a report in Wednesday’s New York Post, Anthony would welcome a trade from the Knicks. The newspaper said Anthony told a confidant after the Knicks’ loss in Chicago Monday that he wanted to be traded. The report also said he was unhappy in part because he believed coach Mike D’Antoni and interim general manager Glen Grunwald do not trust him.
“No, no, no, no. Let’s nip this in the bud right now. No,” Anthony said, calling the report “nonsense.”
“I don’t know where that came from. I’m tired of hearing it. It came out this morning from I guess an anonymous source. I’m tired of anonymous sources,” he said.
The NBA’s trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET Thursday, the Knicks (18-24) are in a tailspin, having lost six straight and seven of eight to fall six games below .500 and into a tie for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Anthony also said he has no issues with D’Antoni.