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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Former Knick claims D'Antoni's job is on the line

Stephon Marbury
Stephon Marbury isn't being shy about his feelings towards Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni. Marbury played for the Knicks from 2004-2009. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY Marbury was raised a Knicks fan and still feels more like a fan of the team than a former player. Now that Marbury is playing in China for the Brave Dragons he has no problem coming out and speaking about his disappoint in the teams 3-7 start.

According to the New York Post Marbury blames coach D'Antoni:

"It's just a matter of time,'' Marbury said. "That's all I got to stay about D'Antoni's situation. I don't pay attention to his coaching. It hasn't changed since he won 50 games or since all the how many games he's lost here. If he had different pieces, he's a very effective coach. But without any players that play with the realm of how he coaches the game, it will never be."

While Marbury does come off as a bitter former player, he makes some valid points. This season was suppose to be a different one for New York. Losing 5 games in a row against teams that were "suppose" to be weaker opponents is not what fans had in mind. New Knick Amare Stoudemire has come out and blasted his team for their poor performance and lack of effort. It's never a good sign when players start turning on each other and it's often a result of a coaches lack of control.

Whether or not Marbury's claims of D'Antoni's looming unemployment is true, the PR damage has been done.