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There's no defense for Mike D'Antoni

Amid the wreckage of a first-round sweep, it's clear the Knicks need a new head coach

Updated: May 9, 2011, 9:11 PM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNNewYork.com

Now that the broomsticks have been unleashed and it has been emphatically established that the New York Knicks, for all their bluster and bloviating, are nothing more than an average franchise with an exorbitant payroll, it's time to move forward. To put legitimate pieces in place to preserve assets and eliminate liabilities.

And after watching the Knicks' first-round loss to the Boston Celtics -- how they spent most of Easter weekend stinking up Madison Square Garden before a 36-year-old ...

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