Kurt Rambis Rumors
Associate head coach Kurt Rambis responded to Anthony directly, asking him if he had anything he wanted to say. “Yeah, I have something to say: This place is a f—ing joke,” Anthony responded. Rambis had his own R-rated retort, essentially questioning Anthony’s effort. Some teammates in the room were stunned by the back and forth. The situation was defused when one of the players said to a few others, “F— this, let’s go shoot around.”
He turned down an opportunity to interview for the Knicks’ vacant head coaching position in the summer of 2016 but said he was pulling for the franchise. “Absolutely,” Walton said. “Not only (because of Jackson) but I played under Kurt Rambis for a lot of years, and there’s people out here that I wanted to see succeed. I love the triangle offense. I wanted to see that work. But for whatever reasons it didn’t.”
Coaches giving R-rated critiques of their teams’ play at halftime isn’t unusual. But something extraordinary happened that afternoon. The normally laid-back Anthony — his preferred social media hashtag is #StayMe7o — was moved to respond. And it wasn’t pretty. According to people familiar with the matter, Anthony said to no one in particular that “this whole thing” is a “joke” and added “f— this place” loud enough for most in the room to hear. Associate head coach Kurt Rambis responded to Anthony directly, asking him if he had anything to say to the group. “Yeah I have something to say: This place is a f—ing joke,” Anthony responded.