Mike Woodson claims he is “ecstatic” about the likelihood of receiving a second chance to be the Knicks’ coach.
Woodson, who coached the Knicks for two-in addition period from 2012-14, is 1 of the quite a few candidates the workforce and new president Leon Rose have interviewed or will interview for its existing head coaching emptiness. He is a person of 11 acknowledged candidates, a listing that contains previous Timberwolves and Bulls mentor Tim Thibodeau and ex-Nets headman Kenny Atkinson.
The 62-12 months-old Woodson, who also coached the Hawks, stated he is joyful to be regarded for a different try out in New York.
“I was just hoping just one working day to get a shot to arrive back again and I imagine this is a great opportunity now,” Woodson claimed even though a guest Thursday on SiriusXM NBA Radio with hosts Eddie Johnson and Antonio Daniels. “I thank the Knicks for achieving out to me and placing me in situation. That is all you can talk to for as a coach when you go out and commence interviewing for these positions. So I’m fired up about it, I truly am.”
Whilst Woodson was the previous coach to guide the Knicks to playoffs — submitting a 54-28 file and reaching the 2nd round of the playoffs all through the 2012-13 year — he reported he is even prouder of his last calendar year at the Back garden. The Knicks dealt with accidents early but rallied to finish 37-45, 1 match out of the playoffs. He took comprehensive blame for the early struggles, but was happy with the club’s resilience.
“Those fellas could have conveniently stop and say, ‘Hey let’s go residence for the summer and get ready for up coming season’, but they didn’t stop on me,” Woodson said. “For me from a coach’s standpoint, hey that was a excellent coaching job by me and my team.”
Woodson reported if he did return to the Knicks, the team’s offense would search incredibly equivalent to what his aged squad ran for the reason that “I thought our design of participate in suits how we’re taking part in today” dependent on the number of 3-ideas that are tried. But 1 point he would modify is delegating far more to his team.
“I very a lot ran all the things myself, experimented with to in any case,” Woodson claimed.