Knicks Plan To Interview Mike Woodson For Head Coach Job

Former New York head coach Mike Woodson is among the candidates the Knicks plan to interview when the team officially launches its head coaching search, according to Ian Begley of (Twitter link).

Woodson, who also previously served as the head coach of the Hawks, was the lead man on the Knicks’ bench for two-plus seasons from 2012-14. During his time as New York’s head coach, Woodson led the club to a 109-79 (.580) regular season record, making the playoffs twice and winning a series in 2013 — that was the last time the Knicks appeared in the postseason.

A Creative Artists Agency client, Woodson has a connection with new Knicks president of basketball operations Leon Rose, who previously worked at CAA, notes Marc Berman of The New York Post. Woodson also interviewed for the Knicks’ head coaching job in 2018, but lost out to David Fizdale.

Multiple reports within the last couple weeks have indicated that Tom Thibodeau is believed to be the frontrunner for the Knicks’ head coaching vacancy. However, Kenny Atkinson and current interim head coach Mike Miller are also expected to be interviewed.

Before reporting the Knicks’ intentions to meet with Woodson, Begley wrote earlier today that the club’s plan is to meet with more candidates than just Thibodeau, Atkinson, and Miller.

New York’s head coaching search hasn’t formally begun, but that could happen soon — if the NBA’s 22-team resumption format is approved, as expected, it will effectively end the Knicks’ season, clearing a path for the franchise to begin handling offseason business.

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9 thoughts on “Knicks Plan To Interview Mike Woodson For Head Coach Job

  1. Afk711

    This is as ridiculous as the Nets interviewing Kidd. The only word to respond to this is “why”. You already had this dude as your HC and it didn’t work.

  2. I get it now, the Knicks are evolving like the American political machine. The further along we go, the more farcical and fantastical things will become. How many years before Rodman is the GM and he holds open tryouts? He signs a couple sumo wrestlers and some seven foot female players and they squeeze into the playoffs for the first time in over 20 seasons.

  3. CAA client. Hopefully, this is just designed to keep his name in HC’ing discussions going forward.

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