All afternoon rumors were flying that Carmelo Anthony had requested a trade out of New York. It looked like the All-Star forward was bailing on the sinking Knicks, who have lost six games in a row. But after plenty of talk, Melo silenced everybody by tweeting that he was sick to his stomach from the untrue chatter. Not even an hour later, word came out that head coach Mike D'Antoni is actually the one stepping out of the spotlight and leaving the Big Apple. According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, two sources have confirmed the resignation and the move is based on "conflicting visions of club's future." Leaving along with D'Antoni, are assistants Dan D'Antoni and Phil Weber. Mike Woodson will coach on an interim basis.
Mike D'Antoni has resigned as New York Knicks coach, a source tells Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 14, 2012
Another source confirms D'Antoni ouster with Knicks, tells Y!: "Conflicting visions of club's future...Mutual decision to no longer coach."— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 14, 2012
Assistant coach Mike Woodson will take over as the Knicks interim coach, a source tells Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 14, 2012
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