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D'Antoni being set up as Knicks' fall guy

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08:07 AM ET 01.19 | On Tuesday, Rangers coach John Tortorella used profanity to back his owner off a bold playoff prediction for his team. Give Tortorella credit for doing things his way. If and when he is fired, at least he can say he coached the Rangers on his own terms. Pat Riley did that here. So did Van Gundy and even Larry Brown. Can D'Antoni really say that about himself? The coach is a good man and he's trying to play by MSG's wacky rules but he doesn't have what Sather has: the support of Dolan. The time to start fighting for himself and his team is long overdue because D'Antoni is being set up as the fall guy. I'm guessing D'Antoni realized that the moment Dolan rejected his request for a contract extension.

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January 19, 2012  08:25 AM ET

D'Antoni being set up as Knicks' fall guy


You think?

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January 19, 2012  08:49 AM ET

its time for him to go. Jeff please come back, we miss u (or at least I do)!

January 19, 2012  08:49 AM ET

It isn't like they can trade Melo or Stoudamire. Firing a coach though, that's easy.

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January 19, 2012  09:03 AM ET
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its like owning a sports car with 700HP under the hood, but no steering wheel. Sure you've got the pwer, but what in the hell are you going to do with it?

I like this analogy!

Good morning good people!

January 19, 2012  09:04 AM ET

He's Been that Ever since He walked Into MSG......

January 19, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Lets see how this day goes. We have a new quota system here at work . I can only log on to a sports page for a total of 240 minutes a day. Up from 60 minutes a day last week.

Stupid IT depts.

January 19, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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Big Z takes job with Cavs!!!!!!! woohoo

Whooooo!!!

Good morning Sugar cookie!

January 19, 2012  09:05 AM ET

On A Positive Note, Saw a Vintage TIMMY DUNCAN LAST NIGHT!!!! 17 points and 10 Rebounds..... in a thriller!

January 19, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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Lets see how this day goes. We have a new quota system here at work . I can only log on to a sports page for a total of 240 minutes a day. Up from 60 minutes a day last week.Stupid IT depts.

EPOCH!!! That's 4 Hours Man!!!

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January 19, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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You don't need to trade Melo or Amare. Most teams with a good coach would love to have them. The Knicks are a rudderless ship. Amare and Melo are trmendous talents, but its like owning a sports car with 700HP under the hood, but no steering wheel. Sure you've got the pwer, but what in the hell are you going to do with it?

Nice Analogy!!! They should have won that game...... It's probably just me, but in all of the games i've seen of the knicks Iman Shumpert Has TURRIBLE shot selection...

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January 19, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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Bless his heart, he looked awful against the Heat. So last night was great to see.

That was a Close One For Sure..... Reddick Was beat by the clock in that one...

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