Mike D’Antoni Wants 40

by February 27, 2009

As in, 40 wins for his (24-33) Knicks: “D’Antoni revealed Thursday that he recently set a goal of 40wins, meaning that the Knicks would have to go 16-9 over their final 25 games. The way things have gone over the last four seasons at the Garden, 16 wins sometimes represented two-thirds of a season’s total for the Knicks. ‘We’ve got to try to somehow get close to 40 wins and we’ve got 24, so we need 16, any which way,’ D’Antoni said after practice at Greenburgh. ‘If we win our last 16 in a row, I’ll take that. Somehow we’ve got to get there. That will give us a good chance to get into the playoffs.'”