Adam Zagoria, Team Reporter
That should tell you that Mike Woodson’s clock will run out after this season.
“We started off there, we quickly moved on from there,” Dolan said when asked if he approached Jackson about coaching the team.
Jackson said he has spoken with Woodson and “supports” him — at least for now.
“I will be visiting the team this week, before the game on Wednesday against Indiana,” Jackson said. “I had a conversation with Mike Woodson supporting him and going forward to try to make the playoffs this year. The team has had a little run and we are anticipating it is going to be a good one and that they will be able to make the playoffs.”
Jackson reiterated his commitment to the principles of the triangle offense and it is widely assumed that he will hire someone with knowledge of it. Steve Kerr, Brian Shaw and Bill Cartwright have all been linked to the job, with Kerr declining to comment specifically to SNY.tv and The Knicks Blog.
“Mike has shown that he’s a very good basketball coach, he’s had a difficult season,” Jackson said. “He’s turning this team into a contender for the playoffs. Hopefully, he can make that happen. We will have discussions at the end of the season with Mike considering going forward.”
Later during an interview on ESPN Radio in New York, Jackson said there were “5-10” coaches who “impress” him, so Woodson should probably polish up his resume.
Adam Zagoria covers the New York Knicks and Big East hoops for NBA.com and SNY.tv. He also appears as a Big East Basketball Insider on SNY and 1050 ESPN Radio. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog.