Report: Carmelo Anthony Unhappy With Knicks Coach Mike D’Antoni
NEW YORK (WFAN) – Carmelo Anthony was supposed to be the Knicks’ savior. The missing piece that would bring some long-missed excitement — and perhaps a banner — back to Madison Square Garden.
Nearly 13 months after the Denver trade, however, there appears to be trouble in paradise.
According to the New York Post, Anthony is “disgruntled” and unhappy with head coach Mike D’Antoni.
New York made the playoffs last season after a long drought, but failed to record their first playoff win since 2001. A source told the Post that after the team’s ouster, Anthony was advised D’Antoni “likely would not return.”
The atmosphere was electric at MSG for a stretch this season, mostly without the All-Star. The Knicks went 6-1 — during the heart of Linsanity — with Anthony sidelined.
Since his return on Feb. 20, the team has lost eight of 10.
“It (stinks),” Anthony said Monday after falling short to Chicago, 104-99. “Not a good feeling right now. Hopefully, tomorrow we’ll feel better. But tonight it’s not a good feeling. We need to get our act together and start to win basketball games.”
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