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Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (56) / 3/24/1958
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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

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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

The Knicks have hired former Madison Square Garden president Steve Mills as executive vice president and general manager.

He'll replace Glen Grunwald, who will remain with the team as "an advisor," and as far as we can tell, did nothing to lose his job. "We look forward to his leadership and believe he is the right person to help us reach our ultimate goal of winning an NBA Championship" said owner James Dolan. Mills once hired Isiah Thomas for the Knicks, but we're not expecting a repeat performance.
Source: Newsday
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 01:06:00 PM

Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is still unsure of his starting lineup and said that Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton are the only three that are penciled in as starters.

"I know Melo will be in the starting lineup, him and Tyson and Raymond," Woodson said. "We'll figure that out in camp." Iman Shumpert and Andrea Bargnani are believed to be the favorites for the other starting spots with J.R. Smith and Amare Stoudemire expected to take care of most of the heavy lifting with the second unit.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 11:08:00 AM

The Knicks will target a point guard or interior help in June's draft, according to beat writer Jared Zwerling.

This shouldn't surprise anyone who saw the Knicks' serious lack of youth at point guard and in the front court. New York loaded up on veterans like Jason Kidd, Rasheed Wallace and Marcus Camby prior to the season, but none of them were a factor after February. With Kidd retiring and Pablo Prigioni a free agent, the Knicks would be wise to try to find a future backcourt mate for Iman Shumpert who can learn under Raymond Felton's tutelage. While the Knicks have been linked to Miami PG Shane Larkin, he'll likely be gone by the time New York picks. The Knicks also need someone up front to back up Tyson Chandler and the eternally-injured Amare Stoudemire.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 02:59:00 PM

Mike Woodson's contract is reportedly not guaranteed beyond the 2013/14 season, a source told the New York Post.

It's a little early to be talking about Woodson on the hot seat, so we're not going to go there. The source told the New York Post that the final year of Woodson's deal (2014/15) is not guaranteed, but this report appears to be much ado about nothing. Woodson's job is not currently in jeopardy.
Thu, May 30, 2013 08:38:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Raymond Felton
2Toure Murry
SG1J.R. Smith
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Shannon Brown
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Iman Shumpert
PF1Amare Stoudemire
2Kenyon Martin
3Andrea Bargnani
C1Tyson Chandler
2Cole Aldrich
3Jeremy Tyler