If you’re under the impression that the New York Knicks are going to return after the NBA’s All-Star break with a new head coach, and without Mike Woodson, think again.
Even though the Knicks have lost five of their last six games, entering the All-Star break, including horrible losses against the Milwaukee Bucks and the Sacramento Kings, it appears that Woodson’s job is safe — at least for the rest of the season.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, it appears that the Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly wants to keep Woodson for the rest of this season — at least.
James Dolan WANTS to keep Woody rest of season. Does NOT want to make change now. But losses to Bucks & Kings leading into break … ouch
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 13, 2014
The Knicks are currently 20-32 and technically only 2.5 games out of the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, no matter how hard that is to believe.
One little five-game winning streak and New York probably makes the playoffs. I think Woodson will last past the All-Star break, and if he does, expect the Knicks to be pressing hard to make a deal at the NBA Trade Deadline.
I think management will try to give Woodson one more piece, or one last tweak, to see what he can do with the current Knicks team.
It’s still unlikely for the Knicks to keep Woodson past this season, but at least right now it appears that he’ll stick through the season. At least, that’s how it looks right now.