Perhaps to only rub salt in the fans’ wounds, Carmelo Anthony is proclaiming that Tom Thibodeau would have coached in New York City.

The only thing Carmelo Anthony did on Wednesday was make reality more painful for New York Knicks fans.

The newly-minted boss (and I boss with a capital “B”) of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Tom Thibodeau, was a highly-sought after candidate in the hearts and minds of all Knickerbocker fans.

Surely, Melo knew this prior to making the following statement:


“I’m pretty sure he wanted to come (to New York),” Anthony told ESPN’s Ian Begley. “He waited a while to see if there was going be an opportunity. It didn’t happen. I’m pretty sure if he would’ve gotten offered the job, he would have took it with no regret. He would have jumped on it.”

But alas, Thibs is not a “system guy,” and thus isn’t a Phil Jackson guy.

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The good news coming from Melo, who turns 32 next month, is that he’s fully behind this system for which we speak on, despite not speaking with Jax as of late:

“Not yet, I mean we’ve talked briefly, but not yet,” Anthony said on The Dan Patrick Show. The franchise forward, who turns 32 next month, also stressed he wants to retire as a Knick.

“That’s my goal,” he said, adding Jackson’s triangle offense is not something that deserves to be¬†highly-criticized in this day and age.

All I know is the Knicks organization better batten down the hatches on the day they announce Rambis is the new and permanent head coach. Fans and media members alike are going to have a field day.

H/T The Score

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