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Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 9:30 am  |  10 responses

Mike Woodson Calls the Knicks’ Season a Disaster

New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is very much on the hot seat, and he knows it. Woodson admits that the 19-30 Knicks have been a disaster. JR Smith is worried about Woodson’s job, while Carmelo Anthony has reportedly been consulted on whether or not to get rid of the coach. Per Newsday:

“This year has been, for me, . . . kind of a disaster from a coaching standpoint in trying to get players to compete and play at a high level,” Woodson said on ESPN Radio Thursday. “That’s the frustrating part about it because I know we’re better than we’ve shown. We still got a chance though.”

The Knicks still are in the playoff race, sitting just 21/2 games out of the Eastern Conference’s eighth and final spot. But a big part of Woodson’s job is getting players to compete and play at a high level. The Knicks haven’t done that in a season that started with championship aspirations.

With each losing streak, speculation grows that Woodson, who is 91-64 in the regular season as Knicks coach, could be in his final days on the bench.

“I can’t worry about that,” Woodson said after practice. “I really can’t. That’s not sitting at the top of my list right now. It really isn’t. My job is to coach this team as long as I’m coaching and try to get results. That’s what I’m trying to do.”

“I believe in the coach, I believe in the system,” (J.R.) Smith said. “It worked last year, don’t see why it wouldn’t work this year. We just got to all 100 percent buy into it.”

Smith said “without a doubt” he’s afraid that if the Knicks continue losing, it will cost Woodson his job. But Smith said Woodson isn’t letting the rumors affect him.

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  • GP

    “It worked last year, don’t see why it wouldn’t work this year. We just got to all 100 percent buy into it.”

    Maybe because you haven’t given an ounce of effort the entire season.

  • LLC#12

    The blame here lies with the players more than the coach in my opinion.

  • shockexchange

    Exactly. At some point the players need to hold themselves accountable. Running from team to team won’t solve the problem either.

  • Anthony

    If Woody wasn’t completely bald….he would be by the end of the season. “Book/Roots album name that correlates to the Knicks Season”….”Things Fall Apart”

  • don

    94-64 is not bad though.

  • DJ_BobbyPeru

    The Knicks season is officially deemed a disaster. In other news, water is wet.

  • JJ Jones

    This is news? They’ve been a mess every damn year with the exception of last year.

  • house

    The Knicks are a self-fuelled disappointment. That is somewhat different to an actual ‘disaster’ and they only have themselves to blame for it.

  • OneStep

    Knicks fans call Mike Woodson a disaster.

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