NBA Rumors: New York Knicks feel Mike Woodson is pushing them away

Feb 3, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson reacts during game against the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 3, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson reacts during game against the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks may not be a team that is on the rise, but they’re starting to turn their miserable season around into something more respectable than it was earlier in the year. Regardless of the turnaround the team has experienced lately, the rumors about how long Mike Woodson will remain coach seem to be a constant this season.

Lately, the rumors have been that Woodson will likely be gone before the trade deadline rolls around and we’re starting to understand why that may be the case. It’s not that Woodson is being quit on by his players, its that his players don’t appreciate the constant questioning of their effort.

Per ESPNNewYork.com scribe Ian Begley:

But recently, some players have grown a bit tired of Woodson pointing out the team’s lack of effort after losses. They expressed their frustration privately in a group setting late last month, league sources told ESPNNewYork.com. And a few players communicated their frustration to Knicks management, league sources say.

That seems to be a nice way of saying his players have quit on him, and the writing seems to be on the wall. The Knicks as a team are responsible for their own struggles, but it seems Woodson will be the scapegoat and likely won’t survive the season.

Topics: Mike Woodson, New York Knicks

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