Monday, November 12th, 2012 at 4:20 pm  |  9 responses

Carmelo Anthony Happy Mike D’Antoni Will Coach the Lakers

The Carmelo Anthony/Mike D’Antoni ended horrifically for the head coach, as they could no longer work together and D’Antoni was forced to resign. Given a second chance in Los Angeles, Melo says he’s happy for his old bench boss, and thinks the Lakers will benefit from D’Antoni’s system. Per the NY Post: “I’m happy for him,’ Anthony said. ‘I knew he was trying to take time off and get healthy. He didn’t know what was going to happen. It worked out for him. This summer with him and Kobe, maybe they had something under the table, I don’t know. It will be fun. I know Kobe is excited about it.’’ […] ‘You don’t have to bring too much to that team that they have out there,’’ Anthony said. ‘Two bigs. Kobe, Steve Nash. Steve is used to that open offense, that spread offense (in Phoenix). Kobe played with D’Antoni a couple of times on the USA team. Dwight (Howard) was actually on one of those teams. That offense will be quite familiar to them.’ The Knicks are the NBA’s only unbeaten team at 4-0 and D’Antoni’s successor, Mike Woodson is doing an excellent job, getting Anthony to play on both ends of the court. Anthony didn’t like the way D’Antoni’s speedball offense last season favored point guard Jeremy Lin and hence ‘Melo, by his own admission, didn’t have an impact on the defensive end. ‘Despite all the hoopla and BS going on between me and Mike, we actually had a pretty good relationship, especially behind closed doors and practice,’ Anthony said. ‘We actually talked a lot about basketball.’”

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  • JML-G

    sure he is, one threat for NYK potential run down for good

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  • philchips

    This summer with kobe, maybe they had something under the table??? What’s that supposed to mean melo? You bad mouthed d.antoni and now you think kobe went behind your back and was friendly with him, maybe talked about coaching the lakers. Your a paranoid bastard melo!

  • roscoe

    can anyone explain why melo wanted pringles out of ny when he was so successful w/ pringles on the USA teams? I just don’t get it. i understand melos strengths conflict w/ pringles offense, but damn, he was arguably the best USA player. wth???

  • JML-G

    huh? Knicks been one of my favorites always plus i like to see underdogs on top.

  • Ugh

    I can explain the whole thing – don’t believe anything written in the NY Post or on ESPN. Clear? Cool.

  • Max

    It’s Zogs man, he doesn’t make any sense..

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    His mother used to backhand him as a child

  • Max

    He just never got any attention as a child, so now he needs to get some extra extension.