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Mike D'Antoni deserves a pass no longer

The underachieving Knicks have lost 11-of-15 -- their coach isn't getting the job done

Updated: February 12, 2011, 11:14 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The scoreboard is the game's only infallible judge, and it said Mike D'Antoni had pushed the wrong human buttons. He ripped his team the other night, defended it against chanting fans the next day and then watched his New York Knicks rent their cherished building to Kobe Bryant, who was free to do with it as he pleased.

Go ahead and give D'Antoni another pass; he's used to getting them. These were the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers after all, led by Bryant, ...

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