Well, we all knew this was coming, right?
It seems almost like a formality at this point, but the New York Knicks have officially relieved head coach Mike Woodson of his duties, according to the NYK PR.
April 21-Phil Jackson announced today that the team’s coaching staff have been relieved of their duties, effective immediately.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 21, 2014
As you can see in the tweet, it seems as if Phil Jackson has taken this a step further by relieving the entire coaching staff, not just Woodson. This isn’t terribly surprising, as many assumed that Phil would want a fresh start with a franchise that has been such a mess this season.
Woodson was thought to have been on the hot seat for a while now, and it is official. There have been rumblings that Steve Kerr will be New York’s new coach sooner rather than later, as Kerr has a great relationship with Jackson. It’d be an interesting hire, as Kerr’s lack of coaching experience is obvious.
Poor Mike Woodson.