As soon as the New York Knicks hired Phil Jackson, many thought head coach Mike Woodson’s fate was sealed.
Although that may not necessarily be the case, Woodson admitted that he and Jackson have not a sit down, but he understands why.
“He’s here conducting business, meeting with scouts and [general manager] Steve Mills,” Woodson told Al Iazzonne of New York News Day. “He’s doing things he’s supposed to be doing and he’s letting me coach. That’s all you can ask at this point. At the end of the day we’re trying to get this team in the playoffs and I’m sure when the time comes for Phil and I to talk, we’ll talk.”
Woodson sees it as Jackson is “kind of staying out of the way” as the Knicks chase a playoff spot.
“I gather he’s kind of staying out of the way and letting me do my thing in terms of trying to get this team in the playoffs,”Woodson said. “That’s okay. I’m sure when the time comes he and I’ll have a chance to sit down and talk and see where we are.”
The Knicks are currently two games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with four games to play.