“I think Mike (D’Antoni) was very, very successful and you can’t take that away from him. I have a great deal of respect for him in terms of what he’s done. But you know as well I know that defense wins titles, and that’s the only way I know it because I experienced it in Detroit as a Piston. But if you can mix some offense and defense with your team, you become the total package.”

— Mike Woodson to ESPN NY 98.7 FM