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Monday, July 27th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  15 responses

Assistant Coach Charles Oakley?

Please, please allow this to happen: “But Oakley is willing to give it all up — at least for nine months a year — to return to the hard life of the hardwood as an N.B.A. assistant and help a team with player development. ‘I think I have a lot to teach these young guys,’ Oakley, 46, said. “Especially on the defensive end.’ Oakley said his former teammate Patrick Ewing did a great job this season as an assistant with the Orlando Magic. He said he could have similar success with the Knicks, and told the team’s president, Donnie Walsh, just that. ‘Nowadays, you may have better athletes,’ he said. ‘But unless they’re taught, they aren’t going to do anything in the league. I talked with Donnie after the last home game and told him that I think I have a lot to offer this team. You can’t just score more points than last year without playing defense.”’

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  • http://adfji.com Jukai

    Isn’t Oakley still in jail?

  • Chris

    Make this happen… I loved Oak when he played.

  • zabba

    Oakley will never let the Knicks under-perform like that, not on his watch. Or if they do there’ll be hell to pay.

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

    This would be the best thing the Knicks have done since the early 70′s.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Make it happen!

  • riggs

    co-sign eboy, someone should choke the ish out of jared jeffries and chuck is that man.

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

    Preaching defense will not endure you to D’Antoni.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    The Knicks might be better off just asking him to suit up! It’s not like it could hurt their stellar defense.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    PLEASE DO THIS KNICKS.
    LOL Co-sign YKnot!

  • Josh D

    If he can do what he says he can do then i don’t care if their biggest name is a guy who is 5 9, a team who can run the 7 seconds or less offense and play at least good D then there making the playoffs, no doubt

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    assistant of punching mopes in the face

  • http://www.anwilson.blogspot.com rainman10

    Darko!

  • http://leogau.com Leo

    Please let this happen. I would love to see video of Oak smacking people around again.

  • chintao

    Oak would instantly add 5 wins per year, making these Knicks… a 35 to 40-win team. Still probably not enough for them to make the playoffs.

  • Anna

    I think although Oak would be a great assistant coach, Patrick Ewing is the best man for the job.

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