Here's a look at some items on the Nets and Knicks as they get set to take on the Bulls and Celtics, respectively..
- When asked what it will take in the playoffs to keep his job, Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo responded that he has "no idea", writes Andy Vasquez of the Bergen Record. Carlesimo has had great success since taking over as interim coach, compiling a record of 35-19 since Avery Johnson was let go.
- In an interview with Steve Serby of the New York Post, Knicks forward Kenyon Martin had high praise for coach Mike Woodson. Martin explained that Woodson is unlike any other coach he has had and loves how he has a laid back demeanor but can also be stern when necessary. Martin will be a free agent this summer but has made it clear that he enjoys New York.
- The Knicks hope their age doesn't show as they get set for their playoff run, writes Mitch Lawrence of the Daily News.