With Woodson out, could Williams return?

Harris Decker

USATSI_6868948_110579513_lowresThe entire Knicks coaching staff has been fired, including longtime assistant Herb Williams.

Could Williams return to sit beside the next Knicks coach, whoever that might be? There is something to be said about continuity and that’s what he provides.

It’s a question that can not actually be answered until a new coach is appointed but you’d imagine it could make a lot of sense.

Williams has been an assistant under six different head coaches, dating back to Don Chaney. No matter who is named the next head coach of the Knicks, it seems that he could win the fans over by re-hiring Herb Williams and continuing his legacy on the Knicks bench.




45 comments
Marvel
Marvel

this might be the dumbest fuxin thread ever.


Did Herb come up with this?


tifoso6
tifoso6

Is this a joke? Who cares whether Heb Williams stays?  He is one of the symbols of the ineptitude of the knicks.

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

Keep him, cause he's been on so many successful teams that played hard

Andrew Worob
Andrew Worob

I don't understand why we need Herb back. He was never viewed as an all-time great or someone who Knicks fans were passionate about. He was a backup center. Unless I'm completely understating his value as a coach in this organization, I say to move on and start fresh top to bottom.

Rene Riquelme
Rene Riquelme

The only Herb I want is the one you smoke,Phil is in charge no token position only real ones for a change.

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

If Herb Williams survives again, I might seriously start believing that the Matrix does exist and we are all being controlled by machines.

Rene Riquelme
Rene Riquelme

Continuity  is not what I want I want to be better than this year why would I want to continue losing,I want to change to a winner.So I say Herb I liked you as a person but it's time for a change here.We need a new look obvious the old one didn't workout.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

The Bulls will hold a press conference on Monday afternoon to announce Joakim Noah as the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year.

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

I feel that an Assistant Coach should either have high level experience in NBA or Collegiate 

or be an impactful Player to make others better. 

When Herb played i remembered him not really being a threat but being a motivator in the locker room 

but if you was never a threat how are you suppose to coach players to become threats 

no wonder our Bigs never amounted.

suppose we had John Starks on the bench as an Assistant Coach and he Coached JR,THJR and Shump not only would he teach killer instinct but he would right his wrongs by showing what he did and how to make them better thats how you pick a Coaching Staff for todays Knicks 

po_diddley
po_diddley

This must be the first time I've ever read 'Herb Williams' and 'legacy' in the same sentence. Making history on TKB!!

dagawd
dagawd

Hell No, Please No, herb been part of the dark days

dragon
dragon

Remember a assistant coach is to assist the players not to keep the seat warm. DEAD WEIGHT!!!


rgm891
rgm891

You guys believe we will do anything on draft night? Or just wait til this melo drama is over?

dragon
dragon

Herb Is a bad luck Charm. time to remove him.

rgm891
rgm891

I read a lot of stupid stuff on this site over the years but this post is beyond insane. Lmao legacy? We have been a disgrace

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

This may be the absolute dumbest post Decker has written. Either that, or he is trolling us all.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

LOL WOW harris....talk about a Trolll post...bravo.

rico
rico

 I think the idea of firing him was so he will not be forced on any new coach. 


Yet he's a candidate   who a new coach might want.  


Herb is not the reason the Knicks have won or lost, but he is a guy all the coaches and players seem to like. 


Carlos Colon
Carlos Colon

NY Knicks of the Big Apple (Greatest City) have not won a championship since the 70's makes no difference who they hire as coach they need to get rid of all those no good players and hired a complete new team that could play with one another  and share the roles. In short get rid of everyone in the New York Knicks Association. And Fans keep your hard earn dollars in your pockets  boycott the games until they have a winning team players get paid whether they win or lose the Fans are the one that are losing  $$$$$$. Carlos. 

Mets0987
Mets0987

If u need some good rap music, go on youtube and look up Lil Herb.

wingo43
wingo43

Keep the snitch for continuity purposes? Are you serious? What a bad idea.

Herb needs to go.

HopeForTheBetter
HopeForTheBetter

AND GET RID OF HARRIS DECKER AS A WRITER WHILE YOUR AT IT !!!

HopeForTheBetter
HopeForTheBetter

lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooo @ "re-win the fans


IF YOU WANT TO WIN ME OVER... GET RID OF HERB ASAP !!!

Dan Alleva
Dan Alleva

Um... remind me again, please, what Herb Williams has been besides a glorified mascot for the last 10+ years?

buddhabing
buddhabing

Off topic...is it still possible to purchase 1st round draft picks? I seem too remember the going rate was 3mil a few years back.

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

In other news ..Woodson and Coaching Staff firing has nothing to do with Carmelo's decision 

also a Championship trophy has nothing to with his decision either 

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

I say start anew. Seems like a genuinely good guy though.

Darwin Hernandez
Darwin Hernandez

Why? I don't understand the love affair with this guy. Turn the page completely already. Continuity by keeping an assistant is ridiculous idea. 

C0P0
C0P0

@C0P0  I was on a mobile and it butchered my post. LOL



Anyway, the bottom line is NO THANK YOU!

Stay away from my rebuilt Knicks! 

You bring nothing but the continuity of losing! 

darealeric
darealeric

 Of course, like usual, your the only "stooge" here who would support keeping this cursed, bum of a "coach" in any way shape or form associated with this franchise.

darealeric
darealeric

@Andrew Worob One who was horrible at his job at that. After several big men with actual talent came and went, Herb did absolutely nothing to make them better. Typical example of the incompetent lackies that were employed here.

jeandd323
jeandd323

@Wicksell  Mine is - "we did not get it done tonite, it is on me". "I need to do a better job preparing these guys"

Darwin Hernandez
Darwin Hernandez

@rgm891  Every time I hear a prospect say he's entering the draft, I say that the Knicks need to get in. At least in the 2nd round. I think the ideas below are very possible but I don't think Melo would like Tyson traded. However the last teams in the 1st round might want out of the draft (for cap purposes) and trade their pick. Crossing my fingers.

jeandd323
jeandd323

@Sandro Guedes  who cares about Herb? the  guy is a cog in the wheels, small potato ...

we should worry about bigger things : who is going to be the coach? What will be done to improve the team? what do we do about Bargs? amare? felton? do we resign Melo? should we give him a max deal? etc ...

charlie duck sauce
charlie duck sauce

@moneyball You mean another woefully stubborn head coach who doesn't know how to make proper personnel adjustments?

ReneNYK1
ReneNYK1

@Wicksell @Rene Riquelme  Hopefully it will be legal soon so nobody gets hurt,alcohol is much worse for the players in my book and that is legal so go figure.

rgm891
rgm891

You think Phil will try to package jr or Felton with chandler or nah. If melo is traded I would like one of those players gone

rico
rico

@OLDKNICK @Jesus Blas  isn't Warkentein still in the FO too?


Phil should use Mills to do the administrative stuff teach him the ropes at MSG and then cut him loose.


oh and can somebody fire Michael Kay?  blechhhhhh

rgm891
rgm891

Yeah man most definitely I want the same exact thing. That would be a nice start to the new era