The Knicks have been one of the most discussed teams of the 2013/14 season, and although they’ve only played 11 games thus far, their paltry three win total has created speculation around the league that head coach Mike Woodson might be in danger of losing his job. Although ESPNNewYork.com’s Ian Begley insists that Woodson isn’t afraid of getting shelved, Knicks fans have been vocal about their desire for new leadership. Multiple “fire Woodson” chants have erupted during losses at Madison Square Garden this season, and Ken Berger of CBS Sports suggests there are analysts and executives alike that think firing Woodson and attempting to lure current Kentucky coach John Calipari to New York might be the right course of action.
Most fans would likely agree that it’s unfair to place all the blame on Woodson, especially when key players like Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton have been sidelined. It’s also worth mentioning that Knicks owner James Dolan was a big enough fan of Woodson to pick up his 2014/15 option, even after last year’s disappointing loss in the second round of the playoffs. Still, in a time where George Karl, Lionel Hollins, and Vinny Del Negro lose their jobs after putting together 50 win seasons, can Woodson’s position really be considered safe? Dan Favale of Bleacher Report notes that Dolan is not heralded as a rational decision maker and believes it’s inevitable that Woodson gets ousted eventually.
What do you think? Is Woodson’s position as safe as reported earlier today? Or is it only a matter of time before New York is looking for a new head coach? Vote below, and add your thoughts in the comment section!