New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson not only got the Knicks back to the postseason, but he lead them to a postseason series victory for the first time since 2000 when they knocked off the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2013 playoffs.
Woodson was rewarded with a little bit of job security (well as much job security as the coach of a New York based team can have). The Knicks decided to pick up Woodson’s option for the 2014-15 season. Many figured the Knicks would keep Woodson in limbo in case they didn’t have as much success this season.
“I have long respected Mike and think he has done a remarkable job since becoming the head coach of the Knicks,” team president and general manager Steve Mills said in a statement via Ian Begley of ESPN New York. “After spending time with him recently, it is clear that picking up his option is an easy decision.”
Woodson was previously the coach of the Atlanta Hawks until 2010. He became the Knicks coach in 2011 when now Los Angeles Lakers head man Mike Dantoni was fired.