Mike Woodson Named Interim Coach Of The New York Knicks

The last time we saw Mike Woodson as a head coach in the NBA his Atlanta Hawks were getting booed off the court at Philips Arena in one of the most lopsided playoff defeats ever. After sitting out last season and taking a job as an assistant coach on Mike D'Antoni's staff this season, Woodson is getting his next shot and has been named as the head coach of the Knicks on an interim basis after Mike D'Antoni resigned earlier today.

In six seasons with the Hawks, Mike Woodson had a 206-286 career record in six seasons. He helped take the Hawks from a 13 win club in 2005 to a 53 win club in 2010. Atlanta made the playoffs in each of Woodson's final three seasons with the Hawks and reaching the second round in both 2009 and 2010.

Woodson takes over a struggling Knicks team that simply hasn't been able to live up to expectations this season. In the meantime:

Woody's Back!!

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