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Thursday, December 13, 2012
D'Antoni booed in return to the Garden
By Ian Begley
As expected, ex-Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni was booed lustily by the Madison Square Garden crowd on Thursday night during introductions prior to the Knicks-Lakers game.
D'Antoni had a rocky three-and-a-half season tenure in New York. He resigned last March after reported a clash with
The Knicks opened the 2011-12 season 18-24 under D'Antoni. They finished the regular season 18-6 under Mike Woodson, D'Antoni's replacement.
The Knicks entered play Thursday 34-11 under Woodson in the regular season.
The Lakers are 4-8 under D'Antoni.
D'Antoni may have gotten a rise out of the Garden crowd when he told ESPN Los Angeles recently that he "shouldn't have gone to New York."
He later clarified that he meant he regretted leaving