I always like getting into a conversation with my good friend Herb Welling about coaching. I always remind him that New York produces some great ones. For instance, in basketball Pat Riley, Red Holzman, Red Auerbach, Lenny Wilkins, Larry Brown, the late Al McGuire, Doug Moe, and Billy Cunningham all born in New York. (That’s just off the top of my head)
In football, the late Vince Lombardi grew up in Sheepshead Bay. In baseball, Joe Torre and Gil Hodges also were born in New York.
Something must be in the water.
The New York Knicks, one of the best organizations in all of sports have just hired Mike D’Antoni. The Knicks fans have been through a lot of tough times the past few years, they are starving for a winner.
D’Antoni is their man. The New York Newsday with a piece on the newest Knickerbocker.