CP3? Howard? Knicks' key is D'Antoni

Coach can't dunk or dribble, but if he doesn't start preaching D his team is doomed

Updated: December 2, 2011, 4:00 PM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNNewYork.com

Supposedly, it was news on Thursday when word leaked that the representative for Chris Paul told New Orleans that his client has no intention of signing an extension with the Hornets because he'd rather end up in New York -- a point made abundantly clear before last season ended.

But it still doesn't change the fact that while the Knicks desperately need Paul, their biggest need is having a coach they trust. One who preaches defense. And one who'll make us all feel a tad more comfortable ...

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