The situation with the New York Knicks has improved slightly from the toxic state it was in earlier this year, but the recent success the team has had isn’t enough to save Mike Woodson’s jobs s head coach. Amid rumors Woodson is going to be fired by the All-Star Break, ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst writes that it’s no longer a matter of ‘if’ Woodson will be fired, it’s now ‘when’ will it happen.
According to Windhorst, no one knows when Woodson will be fired but it’s generally accepted that it will happen before the 2014-15 season starts.
Whether it happens before the All-Star break, after the All-Star break or after the season, there is almost certainly going to be a new coach for New York. The Knicks’ front office knows this, or at least it seems like it does, already quietly reaching out to potential candidates to gauge interest. The Knicks players appear to know it, both publicly and privately grumbling about Woodson’s strategies and methods.
Woodson has been on the rocks all season long and there don’t seem to be many good reasons for keeping him if a firing is inevitable. The middle of the season is a typical point when changes are made, meaning Woodson could be about to coach his last week with the Knicks.