May 5, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson talks to his team during a timeout during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Woodson takes all the blame for the Knicks recent struggles


The New York Knicks have a ton of problems. Sixth man of the year, J.R. Smith has been a messed, shooting a slump that all started after he returned from serving a suspension, while Amar’e Stoudemire is getting used to the rhythm of the game after missing a ton of games sitting out with an injury. Combine that with the listed of other injuries the Knicks face and you have yourself a big mess.

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, head coach of the Knicks, Mike Woodson, however is not going to throw anybody under the bus and in fact, he’s going to take the blame for the team’s recent struggles.

“Again, I’m the head coach. Blame it on me. I don’t look at it in that light. The bottom line is we’re all trying to do the right things to win basketball games. If we don’t have the slippage to start the series, we’re feeling pretty good about ourselves. But right now our backs are against the wall and my job is to get us out of this hole.’’

Woodson does have a fair share of blame to take. He tried many sets and plays to match the Indiana Pacers physicality but has failed numerous times putting Carmelo Anthony at the four spot. Needless to say, while it is courageous for Woodson to take all the blame, there is enough for everyone on the roster to get their fair share.

Do you think Woodson deserves all the blame? If not, who does? Tell me what you think, by sounding off in the comments section below.

Tags: Amare Stoudemire Carmelo Anthony Indiana Pacers JR Smith Mike Woodson NBA Playoffs 2013 New York Knicks

  • http://www.facebook.com/tabin.vargas Tabin Vargas

    I think Indiana deserves it. Their defense is forcing terrible shots, the paint is pretty much owned by indy. Pacers are too physical and hard nosed. NY will be closed out in MSG.