Dolan: No changes to Knicks

James Dolan has told the team that there are no coaching changes or trades coming to the Knicks (Stein).

In the last few weeks, there have been plenty of rumors about Mike Woodson and the hot seat he’s perched upon. There have also been rumors of deals including Iman Shumpert, among other players, at the team floundered to a 9-19 record approaching the end of 2013.




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miracle33d
miracle33d

It's just Dolan's way of wishing Knick fans a Merry Christmas.  Can't wait until he sends his New Years greetings. lol

C0P0
C0P0

Here comes the change. LOL

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Berman tweets


Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman With team so shorthanded, Metta World Peace may suit up. He was leaning toward shutting it down until his bloodspinning procedure Jan. 6th. 29 minutes ago

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman Woodson said Melo out tonight and probably doesn't take flight to Toronto. Having four days off after must be factor. 42 minutes ago

Chris
Chris

Well Doldrum I guess you told us. Must be nice to be a billionaire. You can do just about anything you want and virtually no one can do one iota about it. You can take an NBA team and turn it into  a nightmare and its all good. Some of us have rooted for this team since before your sorry azz was born and must silently suffer as you screw up yet another endeavor  like the spoiled little runt you are. Happy New Year AH

darealeric
darealeric

I'm so sick and tired of Knicks fans bitching and complaining about how horrible this franchise is when they are the ones spending money on tickets and merchandise. Shame on you.

ds2488
ds2488

lol.  You can see Guitar Jimmy has now put himself in competition with Prokhorov to see who makes a move first.  The idiot is so intent on proving he's more patient than Prokhorov that he'll continue to let this clown "coach" this team for a while longer.  It's just a really dumb thing to say.  What happens if the Knicks come out and get killed in the home and home by Toronto?  Is Dolan still not making any moves?


Say what you want about injuries, but this has been one of the most incompetent coaching jobs I've ever seen (and that's saying a lot).  Why would the Knicks be "giving up on the season" by replacing a completely incompetent "coach" with another voice?  It's impossible to do a worse job coaching than Woody has so far this year.

CL4nyk
CL4nyk

Whatever. I'm okay with not making any rash roster moves. I would love a PG, but one isn't going to come cheap.  I'd also like to see what they can get for JR now that he's on the upswing, but it's not imperative. I'd rather see what this squad is capable of with a new coach, first.

Even crappy teams should be playing defense. The level of defense is unacceptable, even with injuries. It's D'antoni-like, arguably worse. Opponents are licking their chops at mismatches on the switches, the backdoor along the baseline is constantly open, and fundamentals like boxing out is simply non-existent. When shot goes up, every player is just standing there looking at the hoop. As soon as the shot goes up, you put a body on a guy! Seriously, this is youth league s&%t. 


Woody is either incompetent, or stopped caring. Either way, he has to go.

Bobby Blazes
Bobby Blazes

What no trades or coaching change this is a complete joke lmao

knick4life
knick4life

Not sure how I feel about this.  On one hand, it should eliminate all of the recent distractions and finger pointing.  On the other hand, someone has to be held accountable for the mess we have been watching.  Are we really going to watch isolation basketball on offense and constant switching on defense between now and April? 

po_diddley
po_diddley

Just got a PS4 and am thinking about getting 2k14, but these Knicks would be too depressing to play with.... : /

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Westbrook just had another knee surgery and is out until after All Star break. Crazy.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Well we know Biggie must have his little braced shoes up in the air doing a Helmet stand with this news!  

Take us to the light Woody!  A Train Switch! 

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

No one is happier to hear the Knicks are not making any moves than Chris Smith.

CL4nyk
CL4nyk

@zdiddy4nyk People don't remember Zbo's value was rock bottom when he was with the Knicks. He was perceived as a declining, no defense, headcase, scoring 17pts on a horrendous team. The kicker was that he had a big contract that extended past 2010, which was the reason Walsh had to ship him off to begin with.


Zbo's tenure with LAC was also considered a failure. It wasn't until he got under Lionel Hollins in Memphis did he resurrect his career, because he was finally playing a shred of defense and wasn't chucking 3's.

rico
rico

@zdiddy4nyk are you serious or are you 12 years old?


the problem with the Knicks today is they resemble the mess that Thomas made, the worst nightmare in NY Basketball history.  

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@zdiddy4nyk 

That team was 23-59 when Isiah left with a $100+ million payroll. They were 23rd in offense and 29th in defense. You act like Donnie broke up the 1960's Boston Celtics.

Walsh put together a young team that was over .500, heading for the playoffs and still under the cap even with Eddy Curry's contract. 

Then Dolan took over. Now we have a team, like Isiah's. loaded with talent at 9-19, 19th in offense and 25th in defense, and with an $88 million payroll.


xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Sandro GuedesWoody says we are going to win the division!   Don't worry though, he'll surely switch!

rico
rico

@Jaime If Dolan knows one thing from experience it's how a team quits on coaches, how complete disfunction can overtake a franchise for a decade.  As a matter of fact Dolan is the author of his own teams fate. He should know it when he see's it. 


I just wish dad (charles dolan sr) would take his keys to MSG away and make him mow the lawn or something.


Send Dolan and the Straight-shots on tour to Siberia. Cultural exchange.



VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@jimmybx  Mike Woodson looks to be out of the woods for now. Knicks owner James Dolan spoke to the team Thursday, a day after the 29-point loss to the Thunder on Christmas Day, to assure the players there is going to be no coaching change — or even trades – in the near future, The Post has confirmed. It appears to be an attempt by Dolan to quell the perception he is about to whack Knicks coach Mike Woodson after an 9-19 start and to get the players to rally around the coach. Assistant GM Allan Houston and president Steve Mills also attended the practice. New York Post - See more at: http://hoopshype.com/rumors.htm#sthash.QhyRnVQQ.dpuf

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@kneggyknikThe Russian in the next borough ain't doing anything so why should Dolan?   2 Billionaires running neck and neck from the rear!

bkinghof
bkinghof

@Knicks_FanaticJR is a close second. Chucking it up into the new year. Let's just hope that he hits them at 33% instead of 20%. (sigh)

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@OLD_KNICK@SheSaidSpikeWho  

Beno said, "Don't just be a coach. Be a person." 

Woody said, "It wasn't that important as far as I was concerned."

It means unless you are Melo, JR, or one of his favorites, you aren't that important.

Chris
Chris

@BiggieSmalls 

you  are not serious are you. Forget that every team in the east sans the Knicks and Nets are trying to tank and get  one of the rooks coming out this year. We are talking about the team that was supposed to compete with the Heat for the East. Now we are talking about catching up to the teams trying to tank. You sir ar e a complete idiot

darealeric
darealeric

You know Dolan about as well as you know anything basketball related.

Kenny Kaufman
Kenny Kaufman

I'm pretty sure he does gaf and would love to se a championship caliber team! The problem is that he is a fuggin Idiot!

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@BiggieSmalls @SheSaidSpikeWho He has an Amar'e type thing going on...3 surgeries in 9 months. He just had a triple double against us the other day. I still remember that game against OKC where Amar'e had a great game and the next day he was out due to knee surgery. 

Will Franklin
Will Franklin

We will pull these 2 games out without melo and save him for the stretch of game where he will have to play 40 min just to keep us with the other teams

Chris
Chris

@bockers@BiggieSmalls And then what. This team and its coach are a complete discrace, and you want to go into some playoffs with this bumbling stumbling bunch of clowns led by Homie the Clown?

Kenny Kaufman
Kenny Kaufman

Lol, I hate your MELO-bashing but I agree with you on this one! First move is to dump Woody! Problem is nobody will take the job midseason, so we are kinda stuck this year!

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@zdiddy4nyk@SuperDuper 

D'Antoni had the 5th best defense in the league in his last season here and his Lakers are playing better D than our Knicks right now. 

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@SuperDuper 

Yes, over .500 for the first time since 2000-01. Perhaps they won too much for your tastes.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@zdiddy4nyk 

Well, your guy Dolan won and so you should be happy. We have a strong defensive minded coach as well. Isiah loves Woody and supports him as the perfect coach our team.

Now, of course, Donnie wouldn't have traded for Billups and had the amnesty to use on Amar'e. Then we only be $10 million over the cap instead of $30 million.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@BiggieSmalls@Knicks_Fanatic 

I'm not sure Rondo is going to be a good fit for the Knicks. The Celtics never had a great offense with him at the point. It was all defense that made the team great. 

Rondo also wants the ball in his hands as does Melo. We would be a ball short.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@BiggieSmalls@Knicks_Fanatic 

Seems to be more of a pre-emptive action with Kyle Lowry facing Beno Udrih for a home and home after Dolan nixed the trade. If Lowry torches us, Dolan will look bad.

If we continue to lose, nothing will mute the minions mating call for a new coach and a shakeup to the roster.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@BiggieSmalls@Knicks_FanaticDude, just smother yourself with a really big pillow already!   lol

Shump has to now worry about his career under a very bad coach!