by Ryne Nelson / @slaman10

The Knicks’ meltdown against the Wizards on Monday night did nothing to cool down the hot seat upon which coach Mike Woodson is preciously sitting.

But not for nothing, Carmelo Anthony told ESPN.com that Woodson’s job is safe:

Some will be calling for Mike Woodson’s job in the wake of the New York Knicks’ disastrous one-point loss to the Washington Wizards on Monday.

But Knicks star Carmelo Anthony believes his coach is safe.

“As far as I’m concerned, he’s secure right now. I haven’t heard anything,” Anthony said Monday night after initially declining to answer a question about Woodson’s status. “There’s nothing to discuss. He’s our coach, and we’re rolling with him.”

While not quite an endorsement and far from a vote of confidence, Melo’s statement doesn’t mean much. Melo isn’t going to admit it, but Mike Woodson’s days as the Knicks’ head coach seem to be numbered.