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Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (60) / 3/24/1958
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 198

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Assistant coach Mike Woodson will not return to the Los Angeles Clippers staff next season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Per Woj, "Woodson's departure off Doc Rivers' bench will create an opening for a top-level, defensive-minded assistant." As for Woodson, it's possible that he may join David Fizdale's staff in New York. Woodson gave Fizdale his first NBA bench job back in 2004, when Woodson was the head coach of the Hawks. May 15 - 10:08 AM

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The Knicks have received permission to interview Clippers assistant Mike Woodson for their head coaching vacancy, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Knicks Twitter is already up in arms about the news, and it took all of 10 minutes to achieve that impressive feat. We would be shocked if Woodson winds up again leading the franchise, so take this development with a major grain of salt. In a follow-up tweet, Wojnarowski reports that the Knicks are finalizing plans to meet with "three of the top candidates" for the open job in David Fizdale, Mark Jackson, and Jerry Stackhouse. It's notable that Woodson's name is omitted from that list.
Apr 15 - 2:25 PM

Mike Woodson has interviewed to become the next head coach of the Sacramento Kings.

Woodson isn't an early favorite for the job, but the Kings are casting a wide net in their search.
Mon, May 2, 2016 11:38:00 AM

The Kings will reportedly bring in Clippers assistant coach Mike Woodson to interview for their head coaching position.

The Kings have reportedly been granted permission by the Clippers to interview Woodson, and he's among several candidates currently being considered for the position. Woodson had some success in New York and Atlanta, but he'll certainly have his work cut out for him if he chooses to join the infamously dysfunctional Sacramento franchise. Vinny Del Negro, Jeff Hornacek, Luke Walton, Kevin McHale and Mark Jackson have also been mentioned as potential candidates.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 02:51:00 PM

Mike Woodson could be the next candidate to interview for the Nuggets' head coaching job.

Woodson is probably still having nightmares about his tenure with the Knicks, but it will be interesting to see if this report comes to fruition. Melvin Hunt is still considered by many to be the frontrunner, while Mike D'Antoni has been in the mix as well. The Nuggets don't seem to be in a hurry to make a decision, so this story could continue to drag out.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 11:23:00 AM

Mike Woodson interviewed for the Orlando Magic's open head coaching job, according to Yahoo Sports.

Woodson may not have an inside track on the job as Scott Skiles has been rumored to be the frontrunner, but the door isn't fully closed as the Pelicans are reportedly interested in Skiles. We'll keep an eye on this situation, but it's interesting to note that Woodson has been able to get a foot in the door after a disastrous 2013-14 season with the Knicks.
Thu, May 28, 2015 11:52:00 AM

The Clippers hired Mike Woodson as an assistant coach.

They are also in pursuit of Lawrence Frank after losing assistants Ty Lue and Alvin Gentry to the Cavs and Warriors, respectively. Woodson's Knicks had a horrific 2013-14 and he'll have to rebuild his resume to get another crack at a head-coaching gig.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 05:51:00 PM

The Clippers are considering adding Mike Woodson and Lawrence Frank to be assistant coaches.

The Clippers lost Alvin Gentry to the Warriors and promoted Kevin Eastman to a front-office job, so they're a bit shorthanded. Plus, the Cavs are trying to pry Ty Lue off Doc Rivers' staff. Frank and Woodson both have head coaching experience, so both may not be too fond of going back to being an assist after each had a disappointing 2013-14.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 12:01:00 AM

The Knicks are regrouping on head coaching candidates after Steve Kerr decided to sign with Golden State.

A day after Kerr spurned the Knicks for the Warriors, there have been whispers of Derek Fisher and Kurt Rambis being on Phil Jackson's list of head coaching candidates. There are other triangle offense disciples who could become possibilities such as Luke Walton and Mark Madsen, but the Knicks' search could take longer than expected as they move on from Kerr's surprise move to sign with the Warriors.
Thu, May 15, 2014 12:15:00 PM

The Knicks fired Mike Woodson and his coaching staff on Monday.

Phil Jackson made the announcement and it comes as no surprise given New York's inability to make the playoffs this season and the prevailing belief that Jackson will hire a coach familiar with the triangle offense. Steve Kerr, who is covering the playoffs as an analyst for TNT, is a leading candidate for the Knicks' head coaching job. In addition to Woodson, the Knicks parted ways with assistants James Todd, Darrell Walker and Herb Williams.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 10:07:00 AM

Knicks president Phil Jackson is expected to meet with coach Mike Woodson next week to discuss Woodson's future with the franchise.

Jackson and GM Steve Mills conducted exit interviews with players but Woodson wasn't involved, and he's not expected to return as the Knicks' head coach. Steve Kerr reportedly "expects" to get the job and he's a likely candidate since he's familiar with the triangle offense which Jackson may want to implement in New York.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 09:24:00 AM

Mike Woodson says he doesn't know if he'll help Phil Jackson conduct exit interviews with Knicks players, but hopes to learn of his status as head coach in the near future.

"If they bring me back, I’m going to make damn sure this doesn’t happen again,’’ Woodson said. "I hope [I’ll know] soon. There’s been enough said about my job all year from you guys. Hopefully soon I’ll know my destination on where I’m going to be." Woody's in a pretty tough spot and it's not his fault. Jackson was brought in to run the team and Woodson hasn't been told anything about his future. While it appears unlikely he'll be retained, as he's not one of Phil's 'guys,' anything is possible with the Knicks. Woodson has one year worth about $3.3 million left on his deal, but with or without Jackson in charge, the fact remains that the Knicks were highly disappointing this year after going 54-28 last season.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Knicks president Phil Jackson is "widely expected" to fire coach Mike Woodson after the season, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Woodson survived countless rumors of his imminent firing this season, and his injury-plagued team is still only one game out of the playoffs. The favoritism of owner James Dolan is no longer enough to protect him, however, and Jackson reportedly wants to acquire a coach and players familiar with the triangle offense. Steve Kerr has emerged as a possible candidate for head coach, and it would be surprising for many reasons to see Woodson with the Knicks next season.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 09:24:00 AM

Mike Woodson said on Thursday that this season has been "kind of a disaster ... in trying to get players to compete and play at a high level."

That's a blunt assessment of his own performance, and that of his players, and it adds to a growing sense that Woodson may not last as the Knicks' coach much longer. Of course, there has been background chatter about Woodson's job security all season long and he's still in place as we approach the All-Star break. Only owner James Dolan really knows the score.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 04:47:00 PM

Knicks coach Mike Woodson may be fired before the Feb. 20 trade deadline, according to Steve Popper of The Record.

"With the trade deadline looming and no reason to tank," Popper writes, "the Knicks are desperate to make a playoff push." The team's struggles go much deeper than Woodson's job performance, but Amare Stoudemire questioned his playing time on Tuesday and it seems Woodson has lost the confidence of his players. Stay tuned.
Source: The Record
Wed, Feb 5, 2014 09:45:00 AM

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