Mike Woodson was the odds-on favorite to be the first coaching casualty of 2013/14 until the Pistons axed Maurice Cheeks a month ago, and even then, there were sharks circling the Knicks coach. Still, Woodson remains, and with 21 games to go, it’s starting to look as if he’ll finish the season on the job. Here’s more on Woodson and other figures from around the Knicks:
- Woodson acknowledged his shortcomings but insisted he won’t quit and said he still feels like the man for the job, as he told reporters today, including Marc Berman of the New York Post.
- Fellow Post scribe Mike Vaccaro finds it vexing that the team hasn’t fired Woodson yet, but Sean Deveney of The Sporting News points to Carmelo Anthony‘s fondness for the coach as the reason why Woodson’s still around. Owner James Dolan has met with Anthony at least once this season to get his input on Woodson and the future of the team, Deveney notes.
- Chris Smith is set to clear D-League waivers today, and a source tells Gino Pilato of D-League Digest that it’s unlikely another D-League club takes a chance on him after the Knicks affiliate cut him loose Tuesday (Twitter link).