Yesterday, the Knicks and Mike Woodson finalized a multiyear contract to keep the coach in New York. Here's details on the deal and more..
- Woodson's contract includes two guaranteed years and a third-year option worth approximately $4MM per season, sources told Stephen A. Smith of ESPNNewYork.com. The deal could keep Woodson at MSG for the next three seasons, the same length of time that Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, and Tyson Chandler are under contract.
- Former Knicks coach Larry Brown says that his primary advice to Mike Woodson is to get along with Knicks owner James Dolan, writes Marc Berman of the New York Post. "During my stay, my biggest problem is I didn’t establish a relationship with Dolan," said Brown. "I went through the chain of command and that was a mistake. I told Woody, [Dolan] wants to win."
- The Knicks promoted a company man in Woodson, writes Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post. Vaccaro also writes that it's possible that Phil Jackson didn't want to risk tarnishing his legacy by taking the reins of a team that has signficantly less talent than what he is used to.