Posted March 17, 2012 on
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Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks just want to win basketball games. They apparently needed a coaching change to find the motivation.
Anthony and the Knicks look to improve to 3-0 under interim coach Mike Woodson by sweeping a home-and-home set with the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night in Indianapolis.
New York (20-24) has cruised to consecutive wins since Mike D'Antoni resigned as coach Wednesday, being replaced by Woodson on an interim basis. Just hours after that announcement, the Knicks ended a six-game slide with a 121-79 romp over Portland. Then on Friday, they cruised to a 115-100 victory at over Indiana (25-17) at Madison Square Garden.
"I think with the change, we had to come together as a team and really figure out and ask ourselves what we really want," Anthony said. "Right now, we want to win basketball games, we want to get to them playoffs, and why not start now?"
New York currently holds the eighth and final playoff spot in the Easter...
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Carmelo Anthony has some SERIOUS BAD BLOOD for fellow New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin, as it's being reported that Anthony -- during basketball games -- acts as if Lin isn't a member of the basketball team.When "Melo" first returned to the basketball court -- after being injured -- Lin would try to include "Melo" into D'Antoni's system. When Anthony...
Carmelo Anthony insists he isn't selfish, certainly no coach killer.
The Knicks' star forward says his only problem with Mike D'Antoni was on the court. Anthony adds that he tried to play the way his coach wanted, even though it was uncomfortable and ultimately unsuccessful.
But Anthony still doesn't know why D'Antoni decided to resign Wednesday. Nor does he...
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Interim New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said the focus of the team's offense will switch back to star forwards Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire.
Woodson's remarks came one day after head coach Mike D'Antoni resigned in the wake of a six-game losing streak.
The Knicks had won seven straight with Lin...
Mike D'Antoni asked James Dolan if he would be open to trading Carmelo Anthony before the trade deadline.
Well that was quick! If there was ever a sign that it was the end of an era it’s when your merchandise is being sold at 50% off next to batteries. It’s not even in the “fun sh$t” section! Has anyone even heard anything about Jeremy Ling over the past week? Carmelo Anthony, man. The [...]
The New York Knicks have won three straight games since MikeD’Antoni resigned and assistant coach Mike Woodson was elevated to the interimhead coaching position. Before Woodson took over the Knicks had lost sixstraight games and eight of their last ten.So what is Woodson doing that is so different from hispredecessor? Well for starters they are playing defense. Woodson was brought...
New York Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson completed his staff Saturday, adding Jim Todd and Darrell Walker as assistant coaches.
The Knicks made the moves before their game at Indiana.
Coach Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday and Woodson was promoted to the post. Also leaving were assistant coaches Dan D'Antoni, Mike's brother, and Phil Weber.
Todd, who also served...
Not much to say other than...well, let's just say I didn't even both finishing the game. It was one of those nights where the team just looked out of sorts and lacked energy and didn't defend and couldn't hit open shots or free throws and kept getting blocked at the rim. The Knicks busted the Pacers' horrendous defense wide open from the first quarter...