Mike Woodson Wants to Finish What He Started, Would Love to Return

  • Mike Woodson Wants to Finish What He Started, Would Love to Return

Mike Woodson Wants to Finish What He Started, Would Love to Return

Just days after NY terminated head coach Jeff Hornacek, Metta-formerly known as Ron Artest-hit up Twitter to express his interest in the coveted position.

Woodson wants another crack at his old job, at least that's what he told Marc Berman of the New York Post on Sunday. Porzingis reiterated Saturday that he wants to stay in NY long term. "I love this place", he said. "I'm sure the front office, they will make the right decisions and build something that can go a long way", Porzingis said. After helping lead the Cavs to the NBA Finals in his first season, the longtime overseas head coach was sacked halfway through the 2015-16 campaign, despite laying claim to an Eastern Conference-best 30-11 record.

Mills and general manager Scott Perry sound as if they are open to a young coach they can mold more than someone with Woodson's veteran credentials. I want it to be mutual.

Hired by the Cavs prior to the 2014-15 season, Blatt amassed an 83-40 record in his 123 games in Cleveland.

Shortly after his comments were published, a report emerged from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that the Knicks have received permission from the Clippers to interview Woodson.

However, they struggled through a disappointing 2013-14 campaign and Woodson was offered as a scapegoat.

"I would be insane not to, " said Woodson, who served six seasons in Atlanta.

They replaced him with Derek Fisher, who was sacked a year later for Jeff Hornacek, who has now also been dismissed. As Christmas came and went, the Knicks began to struggle, ending up at 23-31 on February 6, the night of the season-changing injury.

A first-round draft pick by the team in 1980, Woodson coached the Knicks from 2012 to 2014.

Beyond KP's injury, the Knicks made some head-scratching moves, bringing in point guards Trey Burke and Emmanuel Mudiay despite rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina's clear need for development. "I'm happy about how the rehab is going".