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Mike D'Antoni Resigns From Knicks, Mike Woodson Takes Over

Mike D'Antoni has resigned from the New York Knicks, the team announced. He was in the final year of his contract. Assistant coach Mike Woodson will take over as interim head coach. The Knicks have gone 121-167 since D'Antoni took the reins in 2008-09, losing their last six to fall to 18-24 this season.

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Mike D'Antoni Not Likely To Coach Next Season, According To Report

Since parting ways with the Knicks on May 14, Mike D'Antoni's name has popped up in several coaching rumors but, according to a report, he is unlikely to coach next season.

Citing a person close to D'Antoni, the New York Post reported D'Antoni is likely to take next season off due to personal reasons. D'Antoni's son will be a high school senior next year. The Post also cites D'Antoni's position on the USA Olympic basketball team's coaching staff as a possible reason D'Antoni will take next season off.

The 2012 Olympics begin July 27, with the gold medal basketball game scheduled for Aug. 12. D'Antoni's Olympic responsibilities may make transitioning to a new team difficult due to missed time. Recent rumors suggested D'Antoni might be interested in the Orlando Magic job should it come open this summer.

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Mike D'Antoni Resigns As Knicks Head Coach, James Dolan Announces

The New York Knicks held a press conference on Wednesday to officially announce their parting of ways with head coach Mike D'Antoni, citing differences in opinion with regard to the direction of the team.

Knicks chairman James Dolan addressed the media and confirmed that D'Antoni, as well as assistant coaches Phil Weber and Dan D'Antoni, would be leaving the organization. He also confirmed that Mike Woodson would indeed be taking over as the interim head coach. Dolan had this to say:

"I met with Mike Woodson and we agreed that he would take over for the remainder of the season. Mike understands that we will be reevaluating at the end of the season. Mike Woodson is a proven coach, a respected voice. I believe he can help us put together a drive to make the playoffs."

Dolan was also adamant in his support of the Knicks players.

"I want to be clear: I believe in our players. I believe in our talent. I believe in their commitment to get the team together and to get this right. I believe that we have the talent and the character to help this team succeed and I believe these guys can do it."

Dolan concluded the presser with a message to Knicks fans.

"The season is not over. This team can still be the team that our fans hoped it could be."

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Mike D'Antoni Resigns: What's Next For The Knicks?

Mike D'Antoni is out as the New York Knicks' head coach in a move that surprised many on Wednesday morning. It wasn't a surprise considering the Knicks' present state and the turmoil that seems to have developed within the locker room, though the timing -- in the middle of the season, with the team fighting for a playoff spot -- is curious.

Now the attention turns to Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. Anthony may have been the reason D'Antonio and the Knicks parted ways, with reports indicating the former head coach wanted to trade him away, causing a rift with the ownership. It's all confusing and a mess of reports, but we're here to help!

To help sort it all out, Posting and Toasting editor Seth Rosenthal joined Dan Rubenstein, of SB Nation Studios, to talk D'Anonti, the Knicks, what happened and what comes next.

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Mike D'Antoni Sought Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams Swap, According To Report

New York Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni has resigned from the team, with Mike Woodson taking over as interim coach. The Knicks have been on a losing skid since forward Carmelo Anthony rejoined the team, wiping away all the good vibes that Jeremy Lin had generated over the past month.

Sekou Smith of NBA.com and David Adridge of TNT report that D'Antoni and Knicks chairman James Dolan met on Wednesday morning and mutually agreed to part ways due to "conflicting visions." Aldridge goes on:

D'Antoni, the source said, had been advocating that the Knicks attempt to trade Anthony to the New Jersey Nets for guard Deron Williams, a deal D'Antoni believed would be beneficial for both franchises. But Dolan categorically declined that request, and the "conflicting visions" between the owner and head coach about Anthony meant there was no way forward.

D'Antoni had hoped the Knicks' inspired and winning play with Lin as the centerpiece - while Anthony and Stoudemire were injured - would convince Dolan the Knicks could win without Anthony. Bringing Williams from the Nets would also have eases the burden on Lin, D'Antoni believed, allowing Lin to settle into a three-guard rotation.

D'Antoni had reportedly fallen far out of favor with Anthony upon the star player's return to the team and hearing about the proposed new direction for the Knicks and for himself.

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Mike D'Antoni Resigns As Knicks Head Coach, According To Report

Mike D'Antoni has resigned as head coach of the New York Knicks, according to a report by Andrew Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

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