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Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (56) / 3/24/1958
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 198
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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. Jul 9 - 5:51 PM

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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.
Jun 20 - 12:01 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.
May 15 - 12:15 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.
Apr 21 - 10:07 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.
Apr 19 - 9:24 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.
Apr 17 - 10:30 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 5 - 9:24 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.
Feb 6 - 4:47 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
Feb 5 - 9:45 AM

Marc Stein is reporting that Knicks owner James Dolan told the players on Thursday that no trades were happening and that no changes to the coaching staff were coming.

This is good news for Mike Woodson and his staff, but the Knicks are likely going to be a mess all season, unless they get healthy and the rest of the East stays as bad as advertised.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 12:18:00 PM

Carmelo Anthony said that Knicks players are "worried" coach Mike Woodson may lose his job if the team's nine-game losing streak continues.

"I mean, yeah, we’re worried about that," Anthony said. "But then again, we’ve got to worry about playing basketball, man. I think that’s been a problem in New York all this time. Everybody worries about what’s being said on the outside." The New York Post recently speculated that a lopsided loss to the Nets on Thursday could be the last straw for Woodson, adding intrigue to an otherwise lackluster matchup.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 09:37:00 AM

Marc Berman of the New York Post speculates that a "blowout loss" to the Nets on Thursday "could trigger changes -- whether via trade or a coaching move."

The Knicks are riding a nine-game losing streak and they've dropped seven straight at home, and Berman opines that a loss to rival Brooklyn may push owners James Dolan to the breaking point. Jeff Van Gundy and Lionel Hollins are mentioned as possible replacement coaches if Woodson is indeed fired mid-season, but we'll reiterate that this is pure rumor and speculation.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Giving coach Mike Woodson a vote of support on Friday, Knicks owner James Dolan said, "I have a lot of confidence in Woodson, and one thing I can say about Mike is he has the respect of all the players."

"Mostly, I think it does not pay to be impatient, because you destabilize your team," Dolan went on to say. Rumors are swirling that Woodson could lose his job following a 3-8 start by the Knicks. Last year, Woodson was third in Coach of the Year voting, going to show how precarious a position most NBA coaches sit in. It was Dolan's first media interview with the media in seven years.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 09:01:00 AM

Mike Woodson was fined $25,000 by the NBA for comments about officiating.

He wasn't happy about a no-call on Carmelo Anthony on a radio interview. Woodson's Knicks aren't having a great year and bright lights of Manhattan could put him on the hot seat. They will take on the Wizards on Saturday.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 02:12:00 PM

The Knicks and coach Mike Woodson have reached an agreement on a contract extension for the 2014-15 season.

The Knicks won 54 games last season and locked down the two seed even with a litany of injuries to key players. Woodson will have a similar group for the 2013-14 season along with Andrea Bargnani, giving his team a decent chance to be a top-four seed in the Eastern Conference.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 11:06:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Shane Larkin
3Pablo Prigioni
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
PF1Amare Stoudemire
2Quincy Acy
3Andrea Bargnani
4Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich