New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson might be coaching for more than just a trip to the postseason, he’s coaching for job security.
According to Sheriden Hoops, Woodson is set to be fired if the Knicks don’t make the playoffs.
For Woodson, however, making the playoffs means much more. His job is on the line.
“No playoffs, no Woody,” one league source told SheridanHoops.
“Without question he’s fired (if they miss the playoffs),” one Eastern Conference scout also told SheridanHoops.
The notion of the Knicks firing Woodson if the team misses out on the postseason isn’t exactly shocking news considering what the team has went through this year, though, it’s still headline worthy.
Thankfully for the Knicks and Woodson, they hold their own destiny (for the most part) as they currently sit in the final spot in the Eastern Conference. Percentage points behind them are the Atlanta Hawks, though they’ve spent the last two months in a freefall and don’t look overly poised for a postseason birth.