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Bickley Article on D'Antoni

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I didn't click on this Dan Bickley article for a few days because I really didn't want to read yet another article about Mike D'Antoni needing to leave.  I think he's a good coach.  I think he doesn't get his just due.  Why do people say Phil Jackson is a good coach?  His 9 rings were with 3 of the greatest players to ever play the game.  Yet when some people talk about Mike D'Antoni, they say, "Oh, he's not a good coach, he has Steve Nash."  So what's the difference?  Is it that Phil Jackson sits on a throne while on the bench and D'Antoni stands the entire game?

Anyway, this article on D'Antoni is good and I agree with it.  I want to keep D'Antoni around.  Just like the players, he's learned a lot this year as well.  I think he'll be able to take what he learned and apply it to the team next year.  And it will make the team just that much stronger.

Take a look at the article and let me know what you think.