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.”