Knicks Notes: D’Antoni, Nash, Felton, Kobe

December 13 2012 at 8:02pm CST By Zach Links

Things are going extremely well at Madison Square Garden right now, but this Knicks team could have looked extremely different had they signed Steve Nash in free agency.  Earlier today, we learned that if the Knicks landed Nash, they likely would have matched the offer sheet to Jeremy Lin as well.  Here’s more on the Knickerbockers..

  • Mike D’Antoni made headlines when he said that he regretted taking the Knicks job over staying in Phoenix with Steve Nash, but his wife says that’s not the case, writes Marc Berman of the New York Post.  “He would’ve done it all over again in a second. He was talking about not taking coaching [Nash] lightly,’’ said Laurel D’Antoni.
  • Way back when he wrote for ESPN.com, John Hollinger argued that the Knicks are a legitimate threat in the East.  The Knicks, he wrote, have two legitimate pick-and-roll creators making less than $4MM in J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton.
  • Many are wondering if the blue-hot Knicks are real championship contenders, but Lakers guard Kobe Bryant doesn’t seem to be questioning it, writes Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com.  Bryant & Co. are in town tonight in search of road win No. 3 this season.
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