Jan 11, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson shouts instructions during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks' Mike Woodson fine with criticism

The New York Knicks are a mess right. They’ve lost four straight games to fall to 15-26.

After their latest loss, a 103-80 defeat at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets, the Knicks’ major players began to sound off.

Carmelo Anthony told reporters the Knicks’ “didn’t even fight” in their loss to the Nets,Tyson Chandler has questioned the Knicks’ strategy and Beno Udrih has requested a trade.

Woodson was asked about those comments Tuesday.

“Absolutely not,” Woodson said Tuesday via Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York. “I think when you win games things are OK. When you lose games things seem to creep in. I don’t ever air and don’t like players airing [problems]. Tyson and I, we spoke. I don’t know exactly what was actually said from Tyson but at the end of the day I have to coach and I have to get players playing harder and smarter. That’s their job to do that.”

Woodson is happy to see his players deem losing as unacceptable.

“Sometimes it’s healthy when players get upset, it means they’re ticking a little bit. If they want to lash out at me, that’s fine. I’m not a coach that takes things personally,” Woodson said. “At the end of the day we got to meet at a common ground and win ball games. That’s what it’s all about and that’s what I’m trying to be about. I still have to stay positive and I still have to coach and push this team to play at a high level and that’s what I’m going to try to do the rest of the way.”

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