Knicks Introduce D'Antoni as New Coach

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 10:45 PM CDT
Graphic looks at the past seven Knicks losing seasons with head coach; includes new head coach Mike D'Antoni?s profile; 2c x 2 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 63.5 mm   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Mike D'Antoni is bringing his high-scoring brand of basketball to a Knicks team that seems ill-suited to run it. No matter. The former Phoenix Suns coach figures he'll come up with something that works. "I will adapt what I do. Now I like to play fast, move the ball and all that stuff, and we'll try to do that as best as we can," D'Antoni said Tuesday.

"Obviously you're going to be a little slower than (the Suns), but at the same time there's no reason why you can't run, be exciting and have good ball movement," he continued. The Knicks are counting on it, hoping one of the NBA's top offensive coaches can turn around a team with seven straight losing seasons.