It would appear that we’re close to seeing some swift movement on the head coaching front when it comes to the New York Knicks and what heir future holds. While a decision on incumbent head coach Mike Woodson has yet to be made, it’s been reported that he’s bracing for the worst and it seems with good reason.
According to George Willis of the New York Post, TNT analyst and former Phil Jackson player Steve Kerr is fully expecting to be offered the Knicks coaching job and is essentially waiting by the phone to hear it said to him.
This seems to indicate that Woodson is well on his way out, but anyone could have told you that as far back as December. The number of times Woodson has been “fired” this season amounts to more wins than the Knicks mustered under his leadership and that’s the point of replacing him.
Kerr has never coached before in the NBA though, and while the crosstown Nets have had success with Jason Kidd, there’s no telling how well Kerr will do. But there’s a history with Jackson and Kerr dating back to their days in Chicago during the 90s and that winning culture is desperately needed in New York.