The New York Knicks are trying to bounce back as well as they can to make the playoffs this year, but it already appears that Mike Woodson is a lame-duck coach. Many believe that he’s going to be fired at the end of the season and the only reason he wasn’t fired at the All-Star Break is because owner James Dolan needs an 82-game scapegoat.
But while Dolan and Woodson may be at odds, one thing seems to be uniting them and that’s their bewilderment over the Chicago Bulls recruiting Carmelo Anthony midseason. Woodson commented on the recent reports of the Bulls recruiting his top player and said that Chicago can’t be doing that.
“Legally, nobody can recruit anyone,” said Woodson to ESPN New York. “You can’t do that at this point. ‘Melo is still wearing a Knicks uniform. Whatever was said, that’s on them (the Bulls).”
If Woodson has been right about one thing all year long, it’s that the Bulls can’t tamper with Melo just yet. reports can come from beat writers and bloggers but once players and team officials get involved, that’s a no-no. So far, the Bulls have flirted with tampering but may not have crossed the line just yet.
For Woodson, at least this is something new to talk about other than how his job is in severe jeopardy.