beast mode said:
the coach isn't going to matter when you don't have a team built for defense. better defense means the knicks will have to slow game tempo and play a bit more half court and that's not what they want because they will be exposed in the paint even more.
Felton,Feilds,Chandler,Amar'e(when he wants to) are all capable of playing defense, D'Antoni is just not capable of teaching it.
Amar'e just has never played for a coach who's held him accountable for his defensive efforts which has limited his true potential.