Expected to be a contender, not only in the Atlantic divison but, in the Eastern Conference, the New York Knicks have been anything but for the first half of the 2013-14 NBA season.
Now, with rumors swirling daily about the future of head coach Mike Woodson, players have become more and more aware that a change could happen sooner rather than later.
One of those players is J.R. Smith who admits that he is fearful for his coach’s job with the team.
JR Smith on if he's afraid Woodson will lose his job, "Yeah, without a doubt."
— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) February 6, 2014
It’s no surprise that Smith would be a player that would worry about Woodson’s job security. Smith’s season as been tumultuous, at best, for the reigning NBA sixth man of the year. He was suspended for the first five games of the season, and has been benched numerous times for his performance and attitude yet Woodson still keeps giving Smith opportunity after opportunity.
Call me crazy, but I find it highly doubtful that, should the Knicks can Woodson, a new coach would give Smith that many chances after screwing up as many times as he has this season.
Of course, no one really knows if the Knicks do intend to fire Woodson either before or after the season, but that won’t stop rumors of the team looking to dump him sooner rather than later.