Iíve been thinking about this game over the last few days. NYK started slow during the 2001/02 season. The Knicks came off a season in which they failed to get out of the first round, losing to the Raptors in 5 games. It started to feel like the run was ending, but this win felt good. The Knicks got over .500, getting to 10-9 & the defense played really well. Milwaukee was not an easy place to play during this time, the Bucks had talent and were well coached. It felt like this Knick team was making a turn and ready to go on a bit of a run.
I still remember being pretty pumped up about this win.
A few days later, JVG abruptly resigns & it has never been the same.
I still think back to that Bucks game, amazing to think I was optimistic following that win.
Also, I still contend Donnie Walsh has been the only grown up that has overseen this mess in the last 15 years. Did he have misses? Of course. But, he had a plan.
One thing Iím confident over, whoever the Knicks hire - the majority of this board will probably want him fired at some point over the next 2 years.