With Phil Jackson set to take the executive reins for the New York Knicks next week, it’s all but guaranteed that head coach Mike Woodson will be in need of a job this offseason. And according to a report from the New York Post, one of the more prominent names in basketball history wants him. It’s not a team in the pros, rather it’s the Indiana Hoosiers.
According to a source, Woodson would be a top candidate at his alma mater, Indiana University, if current coach Tom Crean does not return. The source claims that several prominent IU boosters are pushing to buy out Crean and install Woodson, a product of Indianapolis, as the coach.
Depending on how you look at it, this might be going from one of the most stressful jobs in the game right to another. As Frank Isola stated, the Indiana boosters want to show Tom Crean the door after their disappointing campaign this past season, which ended this week with a loss in the Big Ten Tournament. The Hoosiers finished with a record of 17-15.
Sometimes, though, returning to the college ranks do wonders for a coach.