Knicks' D'Antoni has failed to do the job

Coach was hired to make New York respectable again; simply put, he hasn't

Updated: April 13, 2010, 1:44 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Mike D'Antoni was going to improve the product, at least that was the plan. He was going to entertain the fans with his helter-skelter approach, make the Knicks watchable and credible until they signed some real talent in the summer of the city's wildest hoop dreams.

Donnie Walsh said so when he hired him. At the introductory news conference, Walsh maintained D'Antoni was the guy "to get our team playing the right way," a prerequisite to seducing free agents who otherwise might be ...

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