Knicks Close to Hiring Mike Woodson as Assistant Coach?

by August 04, 2011

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.”