Mike Woodson tells Knicks stop blasting fellow players to media

Nov 5, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson and small forward Metta World Peace (51) talk during time out against the Charlotte Bobcats at Madison Square Garden. Charlotte Bobcats defeat the New York Knicks 102-97. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Things are not well for the New York Knicks. In addition to sitting at the bottom of the Atlantic, there seems to be inner-turmoil between players. Superstar Carmelo Anthony has had a less than flattering quote about the team, fellow players or situation nearly every day for a week and Iman Shumpert has been openly unhappy after his name surfaced in trade rumors a few weeks ago. That doesn’t even take into account head coach Mike Woodson blasting the team including allegedly telling the team that ‘if you got a problem with anyone, say it to the face, not the media’.

That is usually basketball code for “Melo won’t pass.” Woodson and Anthony seemed to take it that way, and the head coach wasn’t about to allow finger-pointing to invade his locker room.

According to a source, Woodson actually played MSG Network’s tape of Shumpert’s and Stoudemire’s comments and told his team, “If you have a problem with anyone, say it to their face, not the media.” That’s leadership.

Just another day in the soap opera that is As the Knicks turn.

Topics: Mike Woodson, New York Knicks

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