Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 3/14/12
We are now learning more of the details behind Mike D’Antoni’s sudden resignation earlier today. Here is the latest from TNT’s David Aldridge by way of Sekou Smith at the NBA Hangtime blog (with a hat tip to Deadspin): A source with knowledge of the discussions says D’Antoni and Knicks chairman James Dolan mutually agreed to terminate D’Antoni’s job with New York after the two met this morning. D’Antoni, the source said, had been advocating that the Knicks attempt to trade Anthony to the New Jersey Nets for guard Deron Williams, a deal D’Antoni believed would be beneficial for both franchises. But Dolan categorically declined that request, and the “conflicting visions” between the owner and head coach about Anthony meant there was no way forward. D’Antoni had hoped the Knicks’ inspired and winning play with Lin as the centerpiece — while Anthony and Stoudemire were injured — would convince Dolan the Knicks could win without Anthony. Bringing Williams from the Nets would also have
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