Melo's Former Coach Says Knick Players Are to Blame for Playoff Loss

Published on 21-May-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Melo's Former Coach Says Knick Players Are to Blame for Playoff Loss

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim is apparently tired of the complaining and grumbling about his former star player Carmelo Anthony.

He just blasted the New York Knicks players for not giving Melo the support he needed during the playoffs.

"He (Carmelo) did what he can do. He played very well the final game. Everybody's killing him but Tyson Chandler just didn't try to catch the ball. He threw him the ball and Tyson Chandler went like this (Boeheim dodged in a chair in his office). He was wide open. He should have been looking for the ball right here."

Boeheim was just getting started on the rest of the Knicks. 

"Those guys weren't great players where they were, and now they're asking them to be second and third options," Boeheim said.

"In Miami, the second and third options are Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Your fourth option is Ray Allen, who is still in good shape. Your fifth option is Shane Battier, who is still a good player. The New York Knicks have who?"

I'm sure Melo appreciated his former coach coming to his defense, but this will probably not go over well with his teammates. Although a lot of what he said about the Knicks is probably true, Boeheim should know better.

It's one thing to come to the defense of a former player, but the rose-colored glasses should come off before you do it.