Knicks GM Phil Jackson Fires Head Coach; Let’s Entire Staff Go
The New York Knicks have reached a new era. The “Phil Jackson” era.
His first big move of the off-season was long rumored as he fired head coach Mike Woodson and his entire staff.
Jackson released the following statement announcing his decision.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mike Woodson and his entire staff,” Jackson said. “The coaches and players on this team had an extremely difficult 2013-14 season, and blame should not be put on one individual. But the time has come for change throughout the franchise as we start the journey to assess and build this team for next season and beyond.
“Everyone in this franchise owes a great deal of gratitude to what Mike and his staff have done. We wish him the best.”
This year was a great disappointment for the New York Knicks as they went 37-45 and still narrowly missed the playoffs.
He has previously reached the the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals where they lost to the Indiana Pacers after a 54-28 season.
Woodson had one year left on his three-year contract.
The next step for the New York Knicks is trying to find a way to convince star forward Carmelo Anthony to stay in New York as he will opt out of his contract and become a free agent.