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D'Antoni: 'I shouldn't have gone to New York'

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04:28 PM ET 11.28 | Current Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni didn't exactly have the storybook tenure in New York that he initially expected. D'Antoni resigned last year with the Knicks at 18-24 in the middle of his fourth season, and he failed to win more than 43 games in any of his years on the job. In an interview with ESPN Los Angeles, D'Antoni admitted he never should have taken the New York job. "I shouldn't have gone to New York," he said. I should have stuck in there and battled [with the Phoenix Suns]. You don't get to coach somebody like [Steve Nash] too many times. It's pretty sacred and you need to take care of it. I didn't."

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November 28, 2012  04:50 PM ET

....or LA either!!!!!

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November 28, 2012  06:07 PM ET
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....or LA either!!!!!

D'Antoni is a good fit in LA.

November 28, 2012  06:12 PM ET
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D'Antoni is a good fit in LA.

not according to Pau

November 28, 2012  06:27 PM ET

LA 500 team this year under Mike

November 28, 2012  06:45 PM ET
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not according to Pau

How about Ma?

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November 29, 2012  03:57 AM ET

The Knick are doing just fine without D'Antoni!!! how happy? Hip...Hip...Hooray!!

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November 29, 2012  08:33 AM ET

I was going to say the same thing poster #9 said in his post and he is absolutely 100 on that post. Dumbtoni is too stupid to win a ring anywhere, he is simply the Barry Switzer of the NFL, only thing is he wasn't left with a loaded roster that would win in spite of him as was the case with dummy Switzer. These handpicked henpeck suckers never work out in the long run. Dumbtoni and Bussaroni are a match made in heaven!

November 29, 2012  10:01 AM ET

Bright Lights Are Not For You, Bro?

November 29, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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you took over a team that was going to be gutted here in NYnot sure what you expected

But why even open your mouth and say something like that. Now y'll have all these NY lovers on his back like he's a big apple hater. Secondly why bring this kinda drama to your team when you already have attention-seeking drama lovers like Howard and Kobe on your team? This will not go well with the Lakers establishment and obviously irk Walsh and Dolan.

In my heart and mind I think he's praising Nash and showing regret for leaving his side but that's not how the rest of the media will see it... so the drama goes on.

Good luck Lakers... thanks for taking the drama spotlight off our backs. We here in NY appreciate the peace and calm that's needed for winning.

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November 30, 2012  01:58 PM ET

What was the clue? Your walking papers? New York fans will only settle for garbage but for so long before they require someone's head on a plate! Guess yours was as good as anyone else's!

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