Yeah, the team might now win 35 games but where are they going? At least with Larry at the helm you could think he might bring the right players in, teach the rookies how to play and build the basis of a championship team but with Isiah now coaching? Damn. The knicks are stuck in mediocrity for the next 5 years.
Isiah was a great player but he should be banned from everything but scouting the draft when it comes to actually working for a team.
You have to remember that Isiah coached 3 of the most talented Pacers teams ever and wasted Reggie's last decent years in the league by coaching them deep into the first round of the playoffs. (To be knocked out by far less talented teams) He's as bad a coach as he is a gm. (ok maybe not that bad. but close)
This will unite the Owner, the GM and the players. Everybody will want to provr it was Brown and not them. I think these clowns will become a team because of this (For one year) I can see them winning 45 games next year, Zeke is not that bad of a GM, I think he may have fallen in live with one too many chicago players (Curry and Crawford) and the James signing was bad, but all in all I think he wants to play that Phoenix Suns style ball and Brown was not the right coach. He will go small and get to the first round of the playoffs.
Larry Brown had no chance with this team.. Isiah wouldnt let him make any moves. Isiah wanted to be coach from the start and forced Larry out..
Isiaah is a piece of **** and I am no longer a knicks fan..I hope they lose 30 games this yr
why do the bobcats want any part of his dumb ass? they already have bernie bickerstaff making these guys play well, WELL above their talent. meanwhile brown has the Knicks playing well, WELL below theirs. Really, if a coach's merit is judged based on how much better he makes his players, Brown is one of the worst ever and Bick is one of the best.
The reason Larry had the Knicks "playing well, WELL below their [talent]" is because they were never going to be good if he let the players play their game. They would have been better than they were, but they would have had no chance of ever becoming a good team. The way Larry went about coaching this team, as well as every other team he had coached, was he would start from the ground and work his way up. Unfortunately, with this volatile mixture or players and coach, they never got past the first floor.
I would say Larry does need to take some of the blame for this disaster; he did add fuel to the fire by going to the media and berating the players for millions to see. His coaching and basketball knowledge, however, were not the problems. The mix of obstinate (headstrong) players with less understanding of how to play the game "the right way" than they were willing to admit and a coach who knew too much for his team's own good, and was not afraid to let them know, were the problems.
Bernie Bickerstaff in Charlotte was lucky enough to get young players who were willing to play hard and listen (as were the Knicks) AS WELL AS vet's who were willing to play hard and set good examples for the younger guys (ie. Brevin Knight, Jumaine Jones). The Knicks were sorely lacking in that are. Malik Rose was not enough to overcome the bad seeds.
Last edited by NYKnicks914 : 06-22-2006 at 12:20 PM.