Report: Yet again, Mike Woodson on the hot seat

Sam Spiegelman

After the New York Knicks trip, it seems coach Mike Woodson is on the hot seat again.

According to Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report, if the Knicks continue their losing ways over the next three to five games, Madison Square Garden Executive Chairman James Dolan may finally pull the trigger and fire Woodson, if he deems the team out of contention.

— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) February 26, 2014

New York (21-36) currently sits 5.5 games out of the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, but faces a tough schedule over the next three games.

The Knicks travel to South Beach to take on the defending champion Miami Heat on Thursday before hosting the Golden State Warriors and taking on the Chicago Bulls. The team also has to face the Detroit Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves on the road, and is a combined 1-2 against those squads so far.

Harris Decker

The “knee-jerk reaction” that Jared reported is getting absurd. This season has been full of disappointments, but if Dolan waits until March to pull the plug, that is simply adding fuel to the fire. If Dolan actually wanted to make a move, he would have done so when the Knicks were still in relative playoff contention…you know…two months ago. If he makes the move during the next 3 to 5 games I’ll be more confused than ever.



65 comments
donche
donche

Dolan is a horrible person but lets be honest..if he fires him now or 2 months ago he would get torched by the media/fans regardless.


In my opinion judging by his actions or lack there of...he trully believed in Woodson and gave him every chance to succeed. He fired a GM and we all(including myself) raised eye brows and flipped....and that same roster he built ends up losing and is the most underachieving team in the NBA.


I never liked Woodson...ever..so to me he should of been let go after the Indiana series or never brought here in the first place but from Dolan's standpoint...I think he trully thought/thinks Woodson could win it all.


If he fired him 2 months ago...there was no coach better that can make us a contender.  So theres no real point until we make a very good move in the offseason. 


If we fire him now its just a sign that we totally gave up and its over..and Herb will have 20 games to shine but w/o a doubt we are tooling up this offseason and getting a real coach.

Frank Gebel
Frank Gebel

The Knicks are going to lose & straight and this will be the headlines "IS WOODY ON THE HEATSEAT"? Enough with the he has 2,3,4 games left....it's been 2 months of this already ,just fire his ash!

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

Dolan is really getting his nuts rubbed by Woodson to let him last this long, does he know in order for us to possibly make the playoffs we have to at least Win 18-20 games to end Season, with 25 games left. 

and also hope Atlanta,Cleveland, Charlotte, Orlando start declining 

Melo's ultimatum should come any day now..." We Make The Playoffs i'll Stay, If not I Leave " 

simple and straight to the point. 

let's Dolan know he has to light a fire under the team/coaching

lindro88
lindro88

It was funny listening to Felton thank the fans for supporting him through this difficult time. Who has been supportive? He's been the poster boy for this teams failure. The most criticized player on the team. Getting arrested was the only thing he has done this season that hasn't caused them to lose games.

mike
mike

Afraid of fans thinking they gave up on the season??? they buy out beno for Shannon brown, Beno beats brown in every category on career side by side stats. please this report is foul! this organization quit the minute they extended Woodson. and I been calling out woodson since last year im not a bandwagon jumper!

Louis
Louis

You have have got to be kidding with this news, we have heard this all season long.

Woody needs and needed to be fired x amount of games ago, Can Herb Williams really do any worse?

I guess management looks at it if we boot him we have given up on the season.

We should start our rookies and see what we can do for next year.

Also can't believe we didn't trade shump for a draft pick when they had the chance.

upstater
upstater

They're really out of contention, James.

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

Melo isnt leaving thats why Dolan didnt trade him

dreamnyc
dreamnyc

if Melo.leaves and we are the worst team in basketball next year. Do we have our number 1 pick next year?

tommy2b
tommy2b

This whole organization is just as delusional as Biggie.  They still think they're in the playoff race? LMAO

Jayson Love
Jayson Love

usedto write for bleacherreport...although i do believe woodson should be fired, bleacherreport has ZERO credibility.  no inside info, and half the time, editors force writers to write sensationalized headlines.  POINTLESS story

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Woj is reporting that the Clippers are the frontrunners to sign Granger. 

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

"the minute they're really out of contention"...


lol....(sigh)


That's too funny.

rico
rico

can someone tell me what ".smh" means?


is this an acronym for something ?



rgm891
rgm891

Woodson needs to stop treating these players as family and be a coach to them.  I don't mind Woodson having a nice relationship to the players but man you need to honestly do your job and push these players harder.  Don't just fold your arms and wait it out.  8 years later and he is still doing to the same thing.  He has not made one adjustment since his Hawks days.

rgm891
rgm891

The Knicks could be 15 games back with 1 game to go and Woodson will still be here.  This is unbelievable man.  Woody is just adding fuel to the fire.  Mostly everyone on this blog has stated at least 1000 times in one ay shape of form why Woodson needs to get canned.  There's nothing more that needs to be said about him.  Lmao.  Only in Dolanland.  He thinks this is a fantasy.

Mike Goudreau
Mike Goudreau

should have been fired after the Wizards last second debacle. and i really don't understand this idea that they're worried an interim coach will do too well and we'll find ourselves in the same position as when Woodson replaced D'Antoni. What??!?? I'm not saying they're not thinking that. But it is such a loser mentality. The only thing we have this year is a possibility at a miracle run. There's no draft pick to tank for, so we might as well try to win at all costs.


And guess what, Dolan runs the Knicks. If an interim coach does well, no one's forcing him to hire the guy if he doesn't think he's the right person for it. But that's really the problem isn't it? He has no idea what makes a good coach (or GM) and who he should really hire. Job number one is a guy who doesn't talk to the media too much.

redhorse
redhorse

I agree...I also thought he was horrible in the pacer series but I knew it would of been bad to fire him that time..and I heard mike lupica this morning and what he said about woodson how hes the only coach in the past decade to bring us back whatever and a lot of ppl think that way byt they fail to realize woodson benefit coaching our best roster wr had in awhile as sad as that sounds... . but what scares me is that if everything u say is right about dolan n woodson then he might be back next year..I hope dolan isnt that delusional... for the ppl defending him hes a horrible coach for tgis team.... heres proof from 8 yrs ago that its not just us but atl fans did have the same exact issues as we did same exact!!!!

Firemikewoodson.blogspot.com

lindro88
lindro88

Maybe if we play our cards right they'll bring back Quentin Richardson again.

upstater
upstater

@Pevi Levi Then teams wouldn't trade their "talent" to Knicks. They know the Knicks will be a lottery team.

Frank Gebel
Frank Gebel

@carl hill They might not win 5 games the rest of the year!

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@dreamnyc  Just for the first round. No 2nd rounders.

Given away for Camby, who played lke -60 minutes.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@dreamnyc  yes. can't trade back-to-back 1st round picks.  The Isiah Thomas Rule.

jeandd323
jeandd323

@SheSaidSpikeWho  We already have a D-League franchise. It is the abomination which currently plays at the Garden.

rico
rico

@SheSaidSpikeWho  The new D League Team in White Plains will be called "The New York Knicks"

rgm891
rgm891

@Jerry Gee Lmaooo.  It makes no sense man.  All aboard the fail train. 

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@rgm891  Exactly...what more needs to be seen? And once we're officially out of the playoffs, why would you get rid of him then? Might as well let him finish it out if we're out. The reason to fire him was so we could make the playoffs lol. 

rico
rico

@Jerry Gee  That's funny considering JVG and Phil Jax hate each other. If you hire the GM, HE or SHE hires he Coach.


Oh yeah not only does JAX hate JVG but he's equally loathes Dolan. 


Phil knows the deal. Ps. He's never been a GM sooo why do you presume he's the man? 



rico
rico

@lindro88  mm not a bad idea. Tough dude, plays hard ALL THE TIME, takes no sh-t from other players on any team including his own.


I can remember he was the first to call-out eddie curry for being a lazy paycheck parasite.  I know he's old and brittle and we could use youth and enthusiasm but don't start dissing Q Rich, a gamer

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Oh it is funny, Mel Brown. You just need a sense of humor. I can understand if the season sucked all the joy out of you. It's okay...better days coming we hope.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@Kiyan Carter  Smmfh...shaking my m-fvking head every time woody stands with his mouth wide open and arms folded lol

rico
rico

@Kiyan Carter  If I was a Stat hater, which I am not. I'd be making jokes about hims spending 95% of his PT adjusting his goggles.  "Ooo,  i didn't see that guy driving by me on the way to the hoop, better adjust my specs"  :)

rico
rico

@Jerry Gee @rico  I should know better than to respond to Jerry Gee. My bad. 


Jerry go do some homework and we can talk when you've finished or never