Donnie Walsh is stepping down as the New York Knicks’ president of basketball operations after a three-year tenure that turned a struggling franchise into a playoff team led by All-Stars Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony .
Delirious fans of the New York Knicks should keep one important tidbit in mind amid the now- we’re-back, look-out-LeBron euphoria inspired by the arrival of Carmelo Anthony : The basketball brain of the franchise didn’t want to make this trade.
The New York Knicks landed All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to play alongside Amar’e Stoudemire , bolstering a team seeking its first winning season in a decade and a return to National Basketball Association relevance.
New York Knicks owner James Dolan said his team has the talent and character to succeed after losing the coach hired to bring the franchise a championship. For at least one night, the players backed him up.