- Hiring Mike D'Antoni, who coached the Suns into the Western Conference Finals two years prior and was known as an offensive guru. He didn't coach defense and had likely already hit his ceiling with Phoenix, but they'll worry about that later.
- Signing Amare Stoudemire to a 5-year, 100 million dollar deal despite his health concerns, in part to prove to Lebron James that they were committed to winning, that he should come to New York.
- Trading away Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Raymond Felton, three players who fit within their coach's system, for Carmelo Anthony, because having two superstars is way better than one. They can't miss!
- Allowing Carmelo Anthony, who did not fit into D'Antoni's system, to push the coach out the door, and in doing so, submitting the team to the will of their superstar.
At this point, with the team showing no indication that it can compete with the Heat, Knick fans have been relegated to pulling for just one win-- to break the streak of 12 straight playoff losses. Stories have emerged that Jeremy Lin, the one true bright spot in the Knicks 2011-2012 season, may be able to return by game 4 from his knee injury.
But why would they play Lin when the series is all but lost? Why not be patient and ensure his heatlh for next season, when the team could become coherent, cohesive, and even successful? Because this is the Knicks, and they will sacrifice all that is good, sound-minded, and just for the possibility of a win.