Mike Woodson has seemingly been on the hot seat since he tooks over for Mike D’Antoni.
Woodson has had some success, leading the Knicks into the playoffs in each of the last seasons, but the team fell apart this season and with a record of 36-45, they will not be returning to the postseason.
According to a source of Frank Isola of The New York Daily News, Woodson “knows he’s gone.”
However, a source close to the situation says that Woodson’s assistants, who are all working under one year contracts, have not been given assurances that they will return. It is widely believed that Woodson, who has a contract through next season, will not return. His contact with Jackson has been minimal and a person close to Woodson says the Knicks head coach has been down the last few days, suggesting “that he knows he’s gone.”
If Woodson is fired it is believed that his entire coaching staff will be dismissed as well. That includes Jim Todd, Darrell Walker, Jerry Dunn, David Hopla and LaSalle Thompson. The future of Herb Williams, however, is uncertain.
Woodson 108-79 with the Knicks and 314-365 in his carer.