LOS ANGELES, CA - FILE: New York Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni looks on during the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 29, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Mike D'Antoni has reportedly resigned as head coach of the New York Knicks on March 14, 2012. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
- Brian Jackson considers what it might mean for recently-fired Mike D'Antoni to become the Wizards' next coach. Here's my thing with D'Antoni: while I certainly believe him to be a great offensive mind and really good fit in the right situation, hiring him doesn't really jibe with the Wizards' recent personnel moves to get bigger and tougher. I think a more defensive-oriented coach is needed. [CSN Washington]
- The quote from Trevor Booker at the end of this piece is pretty damming of JaVale McGee. [CSN Washington]
- Recaps from last night's loss to the Pacers. [Us | SB Nation D.C. | Washington Post | Wiz of Awes | Indy Star (gamer, blog) | SB Nation Indiana | Indy Cornrows | Ted's Take | Popcorn Machine | HoopData box score]
- Nene admits the Wizards will take time to develop. [Wizards Insider]
- Kevin Jones is concerned that Jordan Crawford is "hijacking" the offense from John Wall. I'll need to think about this idea more before writing on it. [WUSA9]
- On the other hand, Kyle Weidie was very critical of Wall's play at the end of the game. [Truth About It]
- Speaking of ... we dissect Wall's late-game turnover here.
- Carla Peay profiles Doug Collins, the Philadelphia 76ers' coach who has found his niche in that city. [Washington Times]
- Speaking of Crawford, here are more thoughts from BNIE on him.
- It's not time to shut down Nene; rather, it's time to keep playing him. [CSN Washington]
- Kevin Seraphin, Trevor Booker and Hamady Ndiaye (?) with foam fingers. [Instagram]
- Jonathan Tjarks is pessimistic about both Thomas Robinson and Jared Sullinger on the next level, for different reasons. [SB Nation]