Originally written on No Guts, No Glory  |  Last updated 11/8/14
Hindsight is always 20/20. And after have to deal with reports that Carmelo Anthony wanted him fired in New York, and then eventually resigning because it was clear that Anthony would win the power struggle, Mike D’Antoni has admitted that taking the Knicks job was a mistake. He did so in a wide ranging piece by Ramona Shelburne of ESPN LA. In it, D’Antoni discusses dealing with his surgically replaced knee and getting acclimated to his new team. But all of that takes a backseat to D’Antoni admitting that he shouldn’t have ever gone to New York in 2008. “I shouldn’t have gone to New York,” he says, looking down at the sideline in Memphis, pacing on that unstable right leg. “I should have stuck in there and battled. You don’t get to coach somebody like him [Nash] too many times. It’s pretty sacred and you need to take care of it. I didn’t.” “I think we got frustrated and I got frustrated. That’s why I left. We were there, it seemed like we deserved it, and then it seemed like somet
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