Now the playoffs go on without the Knicks and the Knicks go on without Mike Woodson, fired on Monday morning by Phil Jackson. On the first Monday morning after the regular season ended at 37-45 for the Knicks, Woodson was cleaning out his office by around 10 o’clock, Jackson and the Knicks already having released a statement about his firing.
Steve Kerr has publicly expressed interest in the Knicks’ head coaching job and appears to be Phil Jackson’s leading candidate to replace Mike Woodson. Maybe that’s why behind the scenes Kerr is already asking close associates a question that is revealing on many levels.
It was only a matter of when — and Zen — for Mike Woodson. New team president Phil Jackson wasted little time after the weekend to make a widely anticipated coaching change, dropping the ax on Woodson on Monday.
Where’s Herb? Knicks president Phil Jackson fired longtime assistant coach Herb Williams along with Mike Woodson and the rest of the coaching staff on Monday, thereby ending the company man’s decade-plus tenure on the team’s bench.
Nine of the best words to come out of the Knick franchise in a long, long time were attributed to Phil Jackson on Monday when he fired Mike Woodson and his coaches.
Kevin Durant’s four-point play was magnificent, even by his lofty standards.
After getting knocked down in their playoff opener, Blake Griffin and the Clippers answered with a dominant performance in shutting down the Warriors as soon as the game began.
Nothing rattled the Memphis Grizzlies.
Zach Randolph scored 25 points, and Mike Conley had 19 points and 11 assists as the visiting Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 111-105, in overtime to even their first-round Western Conference playoff series at 1-1.
Alan Anderson is one of five Nets players making his N.B.A. postseason debut, but during a nine-year professional career, he has played for teams in eight countries.
A week after Coach Mike Woodson and the team finished with a hugely disappointing 37-45 record that left them out of the playoffs, the dismissal came as little surprise.
Mike Woodson and Tyrone Corbin lost their jobs, and Rick Adelman decided it was time to walk away from his.
There were some emotional moments and some funny stories as Joakim Noah accepted the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award on Monday, like this one.