If Marbury and D’Antoni Feud, Donnie Walsh is Already on One Side

by June 02, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

Over the course of his tumultous career, Stephon Marbury hasn’t exactly gotten along with his head coaches. Truth be told, it’s a tad surprising that a physical altercation has yet to take place between “Starbury” and a coach.

Mike D’Antoni will have to coach the mercurial Marbury for the second time in his life next season, and should the two of them not get along – God, I wish there was a way to wager heavily on this; daddy needs a new pair of shoes! – D’Antoni has an ace in the hole.

The new boss in New York has already picked a side, and it’s not Marbury’s.

“I know one thing. Mike’s not going to be the problem,” Walsh said edgily.

“Let’s put it that way. If that’s what you want me to say, I just said it.”

So, there you have it, Stephon. The days of threatening your coach with blackmail at 20,000 feet above sea level are over. Better play nice, or else.