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Coaches Corner – 4/18/12

By Yankee Todd

For about 44 minutes, Carmelo Anthony was the best player on the court against the Miami Heat. Yes, I said it. He was the best player on the court. Even though the Knicks lost, I still think he is as good, if not better right now than D Wade or Lebron.

Playing in what could be a playoff matchup, the Knicks battled the Heat to the very end. The Knicks home winning streak was snapped and the Heat’s Big Three played good enough to win.

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Coaches Corner – 3/29/12

by Yankee Todd

The NCAA tournament is filled with many memories.  One Shining Moment is the perfect song for the tournament.  Can you believe that it has been 20 years since Christian Laettner hit his miracle shot to defeat Kentucky in the tourney?

The game couldn’t have had more twists and turns.  Overtime.  A chance to go to the Final Four.  Two legendary coaches in Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino matching wits.  Five lead changes in the last 30 seconds of overtime.

With 2.1 seconds left, Kentucky scored to make it 103-102.

The rest is history.

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Coaches Corner – 3/5/12

By Yankee Todd

Coach’s Corner

March 5, 2012

Paul Pierce continues to be a cold-blooded assassin in the big situations. His performance at the end of the Knicks game was epic.

My memo to the Celtics management . . . please trade Rajon Rondo. All he did was score 18 points, grab 17 boards and dish out 20 assists. He continued to find Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett in situations where they could be effective. His performance was simply awesome.

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Coaches Corner – 2/27/12

Coach’s Corner

Observations and My Takes on the Sporting World

The Atlanta Hawks, with Jerry Stackhouse and Tracy McGrady, are the NBA equivalent of a nursing home.

The Hawks effort against the Knicks was pitiful.

I absolutely love Steve Novak.  Hey, NBA . . . don’t leave him open!  Novak is a cold assassin from downtown.

My only complaint about Lin-Sanity is the very awkward and bizarre warm-up hand slap between Landry Fields and Jeremy Lin.  I just don’t get it.  Could someone explain it to me?

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Coaches Corner – 2/20/12

By Yankee Todd

Coach’s Corner 8

February 20, 2012

What a difference the last few games make. The Knicks were like an animal at the side of the road that had been run over. They were in desperate need of assistance or the season was going to be over before the all star break.

That assistance has arrived in New York and as Nike billboards’ likes to point out – We are all witnesses.

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Coaches Corner – 2/7/12

by Yankee Todd

Coach’s Corner 7

February 7th

Tony Parker dropped 42 points on the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday night.  As you faithful readers know, I think Tony Parker is one of the most underrated players in the NBA.  Is that because he plays in a small market in South Texas? That could be the case.   What if Tony Parker played in New York City or Chicago?  Would his name be in the discussion with Chris Paul and Derrick Rose for the best point guards in the league?  Tony Parker deserves to be an all-star.  There are times in games where Tony Parker is un-guardable.   . . .  Speaking of great point guard play, Jeremy Lin, for one night, was better than Deron Williams.  Lin, who signed as a free agent in December after being waived by Golden State, provided a spark that the Knicks have not had all year.   Mike Bibby was signed and couldn’t do it.  He can be waived at any time now.  Toney Douglas and Iman Shumpert are not point guards.  With all the talk about Baron Davis being the answer, give credit to Mike D’Antoni for pushing the right button.  Jeremy Lin might have parlayed his career night into a starting job for the New York Knicks.  The more I watch Tyson Chandler play, the more I love his game.  He dunks the ball with authority, plays good defense, rebounds the ball well, and his emotion is something the team needs.    He is developing into a true leader.