New York Knicks basketball coach Mike D’Antoni, whose run and gun style never seemed to click with the talent pool he oversaw at Madison Square Garden, has resigned.
A source close to the team told Yahoo! Sports the move was the result of a mutual decision between D’Antoni and the team.
D’Antoni had reportedly clashed with superstar Carmelo Anthony, the offensive-minded forward the team brought in last season. Anthony missed several games earlier in the year, and the team had seemed to gel in his absence. But when the Syracuse product returned, the team went into a tailspin. Heading into tonight’s game home game against Portland, they had lost six in a row.
Assistant coach Mike Woodson will take over as interim coach, according to reports.
In parts of four seasons at the helm of one of the NBA’s most storied franchises, D’Antoni compiled a 121- 167 record. He previously coached at Phoenix and Denver.