Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 at 11:30 am  |  13 responses

Mike D’Antoni Addresses the Mess in Phoenix

And elects to take the high road: “The news already had reached Mike D’Antoni before the Knicks reunited for practice after the All-Star break. His former team, the Phoenix Suns, had fired Terry Porter, the guy they brought in to replace him. Got Vindication? ‘Not at all, because I’m a machine, I’m not human,’ D’Antoni said with a grin. ‘Of course,’ he added. ‘You watch it, but I don’t wish anybody bad or anybody to be in a tough situation. This is a tough situation when you try to win championships. Weird things happen. That’s what happened.’”

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  • https://twitter.com/Neuronautuk mat smith

    ahhh, please come back Mike…. or keep texting Alvin….

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Who knew Mike was funny?

  • Todd Spehr

    Weird things happen, huh? Mike, would you ever come back to Phoenix? Like, right now?

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    i think vujacic is gonna be upset d’antoni refers himself as a machine.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Phoenix 28-23, Knicks 21-31. Porter fired, D’Antoni fellated. I’d be grinning, too.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Russ, I’ll let you point out the flaws in your own comparison.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Regardless, Porter gets fired for having a flawed roster five games above .500, and D’Antoni has a free pass to do whatever he wants until the magical summer of ’10 when The Prodigal Bron is delivered unto the World’s Most Shameless Arena. Is it Porter’s fault that his two best post players are incompatible? Is it Porter’s fault that Shaq and Nash go together like peanut butter and broken glass? Is it Porter’s fault that Phoenix sold or traded enough first-rounders to build a pretty good starting five? Whether you think my comparison has “flaws” or not, Porter was screwed from jump street and D’Antoni is in a situation where results don’t matter at all. I stand by my original statement.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Has anyone else heard Chandler is heading to OKC for Joe Smith and Chris Wilcox?

  • http://myspace.com/arodakaroman and1ballermj2350

    D’antoni is in hell right now

  • http://sportcetera.blogspot.com/ LeoneL

    so d’antoni and vujacic are related?

    and yes, i guess tyson is wondering on which bench he will sit during tonight’s game.

  • chintao

    It’s more like D’Antoni is Satan, and Knicks fans are in hell.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    lol that last comment was sweet…
    B.LONG >>> Nah…Chandler going straight home…

    HEY why are all my comments in moderation?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=627550406 KA

    lol at chintao