Folks, stop me if you've heard this one before: the New York Knickerbockers are in crisis.
Yes, David Fizdale has gotten the sack as head coach of the Knicks after after a 4-18 start, good for the single worst record in the NBA. In the meantime, assistant coach Mike Miller (not the former Sixth Man of the Year and NBA champ, mind you) has been named interim coach. But that's not gonna fly, my guy.
You want a coach, New York? Look no further than the artist formerly known as Ron Artest.
Let's talk about what makes this amazing:
-- Metta World Peace has 658,000 followers and isn't even verified.
-- QB! The man came out of the Queensbridge projects in New York's largest and most unfairly slept-on borough. Stand up for Queens County, people.
-- He believes that "people like me" actually exist.
-- Blaat! Like onomatopoeia, not like a misspelling of the guy who coached the Cavs who everyone hated him.
All told, this move absolutely needs to happen. What on earth does James Dolan have to lose? He's the worst, most hated owner in the NBA, and one of the most lamentable, ineffectual, embarrassing figures in all of American sports.
Begin a new era, Jim, and become the center of the basketball universe with one sage appointment. Pick up the phone and call Metta. Or send smoke signals, or use semaphore, or whatever the dude uses these days.
Whatever it takes, get Metta to the Garden.