As if things with the New York Knicks couldn’t get any more comically worse — or seem any more like a bad reality show — we know have scandalous reports about how the Knicks plan on publicly executing Mike Woodson’s reputation in an effort to sell Carmelo Anthony on re-signing with the team this summer.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Knicks are only keeping Woodson as head coach so that they can blame an entire 82 game season on his poor coaching, and not just half of one.
The latest rumble in coaching circles holds that Madison Square Garden chairman Jim Dolan is keeping Woodson around purely because he knows that making major changes to the roster before next season — given New York’s lack of draft picks and cap space and limited trade assets — will be extremely difficult.
Which leaves Dolan, in terms of pitching Carmelo Anthony to stay this summer, with little else to say besides: Woody was the problem!
This seems like a very ‘Knicks’ thing to do and that has everything to do with Dolan’s ownership of the team. There are rumors that Phil Jackson is being reached out to as a replacement for Woodson, but the fact of the matter remains that Woodson is the lamest duck of all the lame duck coaches to have ever found himself marching towards the offseason slaughter.