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The New York Knicks are working on a contract extension to make interim head coach Mike Woodson the full time guy, according to the New York Daily News (via PBT).The talks are only in the preliminary stages but it is clear that Madison Square Garden management is convinced Woodson is the right man for the job and will not pursue either Phil Jackson or Kentucky head coach John Calipari.
Carmelo has thrived under Woodson, as the Knicks went 18-6 to close out the regular season and qualified for the playoffs.
And although New York finds itself down 3-1 to the unstoppable Miami Heat, the 28 games as head coach and his ability to work well with the Knicks’ biggest star are good enough reasons for Knicks management to keep Woodson around.
The same NYDN report states that the recent playoff win wasn’t all that critical, as Woodson was approached about an extension last week.
With the Knicks reeling from multiple injuries after what was an incredibly tumultuous season, there’s a good chance their season will come to an end in Game 5 against the Heat Wednesday. This latest development should really encourage Knicks fans, however.
For once, though, management would rather stick with what works.
And THAT is way more surprising than anything else the Knicks have done during their crazy 2011-12 season.
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