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  • Maleko
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    Matt52 wrote: View Post
    This was what had me shaking my head - maybe I'm being oversensitive but I thought this was one of those "Did he just say that?"
    I didn't realize it was still not common place for white people and black people to work together. Maybe Vescey is just showing his age. He probably wrote the article on his typewriter.
    I skimmed most of the article looking for raptor references so I missed that one.

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  • charlz
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    We cant stomach another season of porous flimsy D!!!!

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  • RaptorDan
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    what I would never want to see again is a repeat of the 2003/04 season where we had such stellar games as 72-64 on a regular basis - sure we had good defense but we couldn't score at all. So I guess D'antoni and his high octane system will be entertaining enough.

    I just wouldn't want a defense first coach. That would suck balls, especially if we're going to stick up the joint again next year.

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  • raptorsking
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    but yea i don't want him, we need to change the culture around here and enforce defense first.

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  • raptorsking
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    Employee wrote: View Post
    I'm on the 7 seconds or less bandwagon. That's the exact offense where Bargs would thrive.
    i question bargs conditioning to be able to play that. he's quick but big boy be huffing and puffing all the time

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  • WhatWhat
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    I wouldn't choose Pringles as our new head coach myself, but he would definitely be an upgrade over Triano. The players we currently have are terrible for his system though (read: perimeter shooting). Idk why he's getting some much flak in NY though, they've crippled their team for pseudo-superstars.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    heinz57 wrote: View Post
    Vescey would never write an article on a typewriter.. come on now.

    That's what he taught his black manservant to read and write for.
    LOL - Heinz with another zinger.

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  • heinz57
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    Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I didn't realize it was still not common place for white people and black people to work together. Maybe Vescey is just showing his age. He probably wrote the article on his typewriter.
    Vescey would never write an article on a typewriter.. come on now.

    That's what he taught his black manservant to read and write for.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    Maleko wrote: View Post
    ?"and Raptors’ Jay Triano, particularly if Bryan Colangelo doesn’t get a new deal…and maybe even if he does despite adhering to agreed-upon plan by those in charge to play almost exclusively young."

    I am guessing this had you shaking your head, as it had me shaking mine. I certainly didn't see it that way in the games.
    Yeah, that was more of a head scratcher; one of those, "Ahhh, you don't actually watch Raptors games."

    This was what had me shaking my head - maybe I'm being oversensitive but I thought this was one of those "Did he just say that?"

    We’re talking about a marquee (there’s that word again) college coach fresh from another Final Four, who owns pro experience (some of it good with the Nets), is an outstanding recruiter (though NBA’s salary cap may limit impact) and relates remarkably well with young black players.
    I didn't realize it was still not common place for white people and black people to work together. Maybe Vescey is just showing his age. He probably wrote the article on his typewriter.

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  • Maleko
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    Matt52 wrote: View Post
    John Calipari to NYK? Peter Vescey makes an interesting case but Peter Vescey is an interesting case.



    Can anyone find the line that made me shake my head?
    ?"and Raptors’ Jay Triano, particularly if Bryan Colangelo doesn’t get a new deal…and maybe even if he does despite adhering to agreed-upon plan by those in charge to play almost exclusively young."

    I am guessing this had you shaking your head, as it had me shaking mine. I certainly didn't see it that way in the games.

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  • Apollo
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    Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Thanks for linking that up Apollo. I meant to do it earlier but, imagine, I actually had to do work at work.
    LOL, it's all about balance Matt.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    John Calipari to NYK? Peter Vescey makes an interesting case but Peter Vescey is an interesting case.

    James Dolan’s reluctance to pick up Donnie Walsh’s $5 million option for next season the moment the Knicks qualified for the playoffs says it all about where this shadowy situation is headed.

    Instead of earning as little as that requisite reward--though a multi-year extension offer certainly wouldn’t have be unreasonable—from his boss, the person most responsible for reviving the franchise’s relevance got the silent treatment and the cold shoulder, at least for public consumption.

    I’m sure (well, maybe) Dolan thanked Walsh for reversing the depressing talk of the town within three years of becoming Knicks president. But not doing something definitive cheapened the accomplishment.

    Instead of showering Walsh with love, Dolan has doused him with disrespect…regardless of how things may turn out in the end. Who knows; should the Knicks make a second round indentation or beyond it’d be next to impossible, even for someone as arrogant and obdurate as Dolan, not to allow Walsh to finish what he started three seasons ago.

    Yet, at this point in time, the smart money is betting parting gifts already have been picked out that will compensate Walsh suitably for having his authority usurped on a regular basis, enduring the indignity of almost being force-fed Isiah Thomas as GM, and theoretically keeping his lips sealed for x-amount of years.

    Time to go to your pocket or purse and start fingering your rosary beads to help Walsh pray a valuable package is looming. Because, really, if not for the millions, who needs to have Thomas lurking in every Garden cubbyhole, nook and cranny?

    Then again, when the obvious becomes obvious to one and all, it’s often wise to go the other way to see if there’s someone significantly obscure (or not) hiding in the suns’ glare.

    Thomas might want to down a Lunesta before reading further.

    Mike D’Antoni, too.

    According to a team executive, who knows a thing or two about a thing or two regarding goings-on behind the screens, believes Dolan may have eyes for John Calipari….to run the front office and coach.

    Do I have confirmation on this? No. I unsuccessfully reached out to Calipari and left a message why I was calling. Does it make sense? Yes, especially in view of Dolan’s disinclination to do right by Walsh.

    We’re talking about a marquee (there’s that word again) college coach fresh from another Final Four, who owns pro experience (some of it good with the Nets), is an outstanding recruiter (though NBA’s salary cap may limit impact) and relates remarkably well with young black players.

    What’s more, Calipari is represented by William (World Wide) Wesley who works for Creative Artists Agency, Hollywood’s most powerful entertainment agency. One of its many patrons is Chris Paul, who figures to be on the market within a matter of months. Wes also reps Mark Warkentien, current part-time Knicks scout and former Nuggets’ VP; it’s felt he’d caddy for Cal in the office.

    Last year at this time, fictitious reports surfaced that Wesley was shopping Calipari and LeBron James, another CAA client, as a package to the Bulls. Reporters assume Wesley has the juice to pull something like that off. He doesn’t and he didn’t.

    CAA, on the other hand, does… and the Garden, looking to load up on its concert talent and collaborate on other ventures, appears to be building a binding relationship. Whether Calipari is part of those weighty dealings is strictly conjecture…so far.

    While on the subject of prospective goings and comings, the coaching carousel is in danger of developing some airliner type cracks from overuse over the next 16 weeks.

    Fifteen almost assuredly will be back with their current team—Gregg Popovich, George Karl, Nate McMillan, Doug Collins, Tom Thibodeau, Scott Skiles, Lionel Hollins, Avery Johnson, Scott Brooks, Paul Silas, Monty Williams, Byron Scott, Alvin Gentry, Vinny Del Negro and Ty Corbin.

    The remaining half have given notice (Phil Jackson), are on unspoken notice should their teams fail to meet expectations, or are in jeopardy to be served evictions notices.

    Virtually guaranteed to go are Pistons’ John Kuester, Timberwolves’ Kurt Rambis, Hawks’ Larry Drew (unless team pulls a first round upset and even then I see it), Pacers Frank Vogel (same-same), Warriors’ Keith Smart, Wizards’ Flip Saunders and Raptors’ Jay Triano, particularly if Bryan Colangelo doesn’t get a new deal…and maybe even if he does despite adhering to agreed-upon plan by those in charge to play almost exclusively young.

    Paul Westphal, not that he deserves to be fired, he might have saved his Kings (Royals?) job by winning some games the last couple of weeks, Fact is, he ought to get a raise for hiving to put up every day with the antics of DeMarcus Cousins.

    We’ve already mentioned D’Antoni’s uncertain circumstances. Rick Adelman, in spite of a superlative showing minus Yao Ming, is giving no indication he wants back with the Rockets. Your guess is as good as mine regarding what happens to Erik Spoelstra (Heat), Stan Van Gundy (Magic), and Rick Carlisle (Mavericks) should their respective teams distribute playoff shares in April, early May or even later in the month.

    In that same vein, should the Celtics age terribly it’s almost a given that Doc Rivers will take next season off, either by request or on his own volition.

    Who are the most eligible replacements? Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Mike Brown, Mike Dunleavy, Brian Shaw, Sam Mitchell, Darrell Walker, Mike Woodson, Next Town Brown, supposedly Jerry Sloan is interested in the right (winning) job, and, of course, a few of the fired coaches will be recycled.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/knick...#ixzz1IxXHnkC4
    Can anyone find the line that made me shake my head?

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  • mcHAPPY
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    Apollo wrote: View Post
    Thanks for linking that up Apollo. I meant to do it earlier but, imagine, I actually had to do work at work.

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  • Multipaul
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    Apollo wrote: View Post
    Where there's smoke there's fire.

    Do you think JVG could end up coaching in NY again?

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  • Apollo
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    D'Antoni's Agent At Knicks Practice

    A day after clinching a playoff berth, Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni made it clear that he wants to remain in New York.

    "I love what I do. I like my guys so it's all good," D'Antoni said after practice on Monday. "Again, I'm not focused on that per se [but] hypothetically ... I'd love to."

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    Knicks Looking for more information on your Knicks? ESPNNewYork.com has you covered. Blog

    D'Antoni is under contract through next season. His agent, Warren LeGarie, was at practice on Monday and was seen chatting with team president and general manager Donnie Walsh.

    D'Antoni told reporters on Monday not to read anything into the fact that his agent was at practice.

    He also said that he was not worried about his future.

    "You do the best you can do. And it usually works out some way," the coach said. "I'm 60 years old, so it's not like I have to live and die by it. If I was 40 I'd be a little bit more worried. I'm at an age now where, thank God, I can live for today and try to get this team right."

    Walsh hired D'Antoni after taking over for Isiah Thomas. Walsh has a team option for next season that has yet to be picked up by MSG chairman James Dolan. The deadline to do so is April 30. Dolan said at Carmelo Anthony's introductory press conference that he and Walsh would discuss the GM's contract situation after the NBA's Feb. 24 trade deadline.

    Walsh and D'Antoni's future are believed to be closely tied to one another.

    D'Antoni signed a four-year, $24 million contract prior to the 2008-09 season.
    Source: ESPN.com

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