Originally posted on ZagsBlog.com:

GREENBURGH, N.Y.Mike Woodson will coach the Knicks Thursday night against his former boss, Mike D’Antoni, who makes his first appearance at Madison Square Garden as head coach of the troubled Lakers.

The two teams are headed in opposite directions, but Woodson took no opportunity to gloat or take shots at the man who brought him to New York as a defensive specialist only to ultimately replace D’Antoni.

The Lakers are sporting a 4-8 record under D’Antoni and a 9-13 mark overall, while the Knicks have won seven of eight, are a perfect 8-0 at home and own the best record in the Eastern Conference at 16-5.

“I wish [D’Antoni] the best till we play him because it’s all about the New York Knicks now as far as I’m concerned,” Woodson said Thursday after shootaround.

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