Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at 9:20 am  |  3 responses

Knicks Close to Hiring Mike Woodson as Assistant Coach?

It certainly appears that way, as the NY Post reports that Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni met with Mike Woodson earlier this week: “Mike Woodson and Mike D’Antoni held a powwow Monday in New York as the former Hawks coach’s candidacy to become a Knicks assistant has picked up steam with sentiment he is not the leading candidate for the head-coaching job in Minnesota. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, after the labor meeting Monday, told The Post Woodson ‘is in the mix’, having interviewed last week. But Taylor said he still is interviewing two more candidates. Because of speculation the lockout is going to be a long one, the Knicks are in no hurry to make a hire for D’Antoni’s defense-minded assistant. Woodson, who coached Atlanta from 2004-2010, was a key assistant on Larry Brown’s staff with the Pistons’ 2003-04 NBA championship squad.”

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  • MikeC.

    I didn’t catch many Hawks games. Can a Hawks fan weigh in on this for me? Is this a good move for NY?

  • OEasy

    If you need to hire an assistant coach to teach what your head coach can’t, maybe you just need a new head coach.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    Who knows, he may be OK as an assistant. Carmelo would probably like him as a head coach though, so that he can run endless isolation plays for him.