Feb 5, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) drives on Portland Trailblazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews (2) in front of New York Knicks power forward Amar

New York Knicks Rumors: Jim Boeheim thinks Melo should leave Knicks for a contender

All season it has been a back and forth of whether or not New York Knicks’ superstar Carmelo Anthony will stick around or leave the Knicks at the end of the season.

Count his former college coach Jim Boeheim as one that thinks he should leave.

Jan 13, 2014; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim on the sideline during the second half against the Boston College Eagles at Silvio O. Conte Forum. Syracuse Orange won 69-59. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse coach recently said that he feels Anthony should look for the best place he can win an NBA championship in free agency this summer.

“The problem in the NBA, you’re judged on winning championships. He’s got to try to go and play where they can win a championship or else he’s going to be a failure. That’s the bottom line,” Boeheim said Wednesday on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike Show.”

Boeheim coached Melo to an NCAA title in 2003 at Syracuse. Anthony has previously stated that winning an NBA title is the only thing that he’s focused on for the rest of his career.

The 10-year veteran will opt out of his contract at the end of the season and test free agency.

While it makes financial sense for him to re-sign with the Knicks as the Knicks can offer him and extra year and almost $30 million more, he likely won’t be close to winning that championship for a long time in New York.

Whatever decision Anthony decides, it looks as if his former coach will always be in his corner and rooting for him.

“I just hope he’s in a good situation. He loves New York,” added Boeheim. “I just hope he gets to a good situation. He deserves it.”

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