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D'Antoni distances from Walsh-Dolan tensions


07:29 AM ET 02.05 | Though Mike D'Antoni avidly supports team president Donnie Walsh behind the scenes, the Knicks coach publicly looked to distance himself from the current contract impasse between Walsh and Knicks owner James Dolan, as Isiah Thomas looms in the background. In fact, The Post has learned Walsh has asked D'Antoni not to speak about the situation to the media, because he doesn't want him to misspeak or get in any trouble. Dolan has yet to move on Walsh's contract option for next season, with the April 30 deadline beginning to become a factor. It seems everyone in basketball thinks Walsh deserves to come back next season - except their contrarian owner. The Post reported yesterday that Dolan is stuck on the issue because he still has Thomas on his radar.

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February 5, 2011  09:28 AM ET

If Dolan is really mulling bringing back Isaiah he needs to let the players know so they can stop aiming for the playing hard to make the playoffs or even practicing. It will also help us the fans stop wasting our money and time on Dolan's property. Yes we can have a life outside of Knicks if Dolan is indeed that stupid.

February 5, 2011  09:52 AM ET

Congrats brick fans!!! The isiah-Anucha soap opera is back with a sequel!!

February 5, 2011  10:06 AM ET

Must be time to resign Eddie Curry, Bros.

February 5, 2011  10:24 AM ET

LMAO if they bring Isiah in the knicks need to stop packing the Arena...and thats real talk

February 5, 2011  10:30 AM ET

The moment Isiah is hired, I want to see EVERY seat in the Garden empty, until both Dolan and Isiah are forced out!

February 5, 2011  10:39 AM ET

why don't you bring back Larry Brown while your at it. Owners gets to impatient. You have Amare, Felton, and nice little core. Why not let Walsh see it through

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February 5, 2011  12:47 PM ET

If Dolan brings back Thomas then the league should be able to have him declared legally insane and unfit to own an NBA team. What a shame...I'm not a big b-ball fan but I've watched more Knicks games this year than I have in the last 10-15 years combined. I won't watch a single game if this really happens. Walsh has made the Knicks relevant again - pay the man.

February 5, 2011  01:03 PM ET

First! (for Ziggy)


February 5, 2011  01:10 PM ET

this thread is boring

February 5, 2011  06:20 PM ET

D'Antoni is a losing poseur. He knows he is cashing big on the Knicks' low self-esteem and expectation from ownership down to fans. He is a gutless fraud. So he keeps quiet to keeps his options open to continue to fake it for as long as he can.

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February 6, 2011  09:10 AM ET

I rarely want people to be hurt....but I wouldnt mind if Zeke got his A55 whooped by a oversized Knick Homer...I wouldnt mind at all..

That could be arranged. Let Isiah stand out on 7th and 34th and that damn sure will happen.

April 18, 2011  06:18 PM ET

poor poor guy


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