Jim Boeheim: Carmelo Anthony should have signed with the Bulls
Anthony, an unrestricted free agent in 2014, re-signed with the Knicks after joining the team via trade in 2011. That same summer, Boeheim said Anthony should have signed with the Bulls, one of Anthony's reported suitors.
In his interview with the Post, Boeheim did not hold back on his feelings about the Knicks' chances for success.
“Anybody knew that,” said Boeheim of Chicago being the better option. “Me saying that, everybody gets mad at me. But it’s the truth. The New York Knicks owner should say that, if he was being truthful. There’s always hope they would turn it around. There’s always hope. But I know some college teams that have been in last place for 30 years. Every year they set out with hope that they’re not going to be in last place.”
Boeheim coached Anthony for one year at Syracuse, a season resulting in Boeheim's only national championship. Anthony's Knicks teams have missed the playoffs in each of the last two seasons, and haven't made it beyond the second round in five seasons.
Boeheim does not find the Knicks’ championship chances better this upcoming season.
“Frankly, I don’t look for miracles,” Boeheim said. “I hope they can be better. It’s the NBA. It’s about who’s around you.”
- Rohan Nadkarni