On the Knicks under coach Don Chaney, who took over for Jeff Van Gundy on Dec. 8 and was 3-8 through last Wednesday's games.
It's easy to see why Jeff decided to leave. Their one big player, Marcus Camby, gets injured when the wind blows. Mark Jackson keeps talking about how he wants to be a head coach when he retires, which makes him harder to deal with because he thinks he knows best. Allan Houston, who's making $100 million, has no gumption. Latrell Sprewell does things his way—he comes to the arena only 45 minutes or an hour before the game, he changes plays after they've been called by the coach or the point guard, and it looks to me as if he decides when to come out of the game. They're trying to open up the offense, but they're using a lot of energy to run and score when they should be applying it at the defensive end, the way they used to. The fact that they're losing a lot of close games suggests that they aren't in good condition. It's just a really difficult team to coach.