Originally posted on ZagsBlog.com:


GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Mike Woodson
knows a thing or two about interim coaches having immediate success in New York.

A year ago, Woodson led the Knicks to an 18-6 regular-season record after taking over for Mike D’Antoni. Woodson has continued that run of success this season, leading the Knicks to a 25-13 start.

On Martin Luther King Day at Madison Square Garden, Woodson will go up against another interim coach enjoying success in New York. P.J. Carlesimo is 10-2 since taking over as the head man of the resurgent Brooklyn Nets (24-16), who trail the Knicks by just two games in the Atlantic Division standings.

“They’re 10-2 under P.J., so they’re doing something right,” Woodson said Sunday after practice. “In watching them on tape, they got a lot of good things. And I’ve said this from Day 1, I like the makeup of their ballclub and it should be a…

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