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Mike D’Antoni Resigns as Knicks Coach, Report Says

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New York Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 95-85. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Carmelo Anthony is still here in New York, but head coach Mike D’Antoni is on his way out, according to reports.

Yahoo! Sports reported that the coach resigned, citing unnamed league sources.

According to the report, D’Antoni and Knicks owner James Dolan agreed to split up, ending a rough three years for the former Suns coach who wasn’t able to translate that same success in New York.

“It was a mutual decision to no longer coach the Knicks…conflicting visions of the club’s future,” the source told Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

NBA.com confirmed the report, adding that assistant coach Mike Woodson would take over the head coaching duties.

The Knicks (18-24) are going through another rough patch, losing six straight games. They have gone 2-8 since Anthony returned from injuries.

The report comes just hours after another report said Anthony wanted to be traded. But on Wednesday, the All-Star forward said the rumors were false, adding that he was committed to the Knicks.

Anthony, who has reportedly clashed with D’Antoni, said he supported the coach “100 percent.”

Since he was traded from Denver to New York last season, Anthony and the Knicks have been unable to maintain any kind of continuity on the court.

The Knicks have gone 32-42 since they traded away several players to bring Anthony to Madison Square Garden.

The New York Post reported on Wednesday that Anthony preferred to be traded, citing an unnamed source. That source also added that the forward believes D’Antoni and interim general manager Glen Grunwald don’t trust him.

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