The New York Knicks General Manager, Phil Jackson, has completed the firing of Mike Woodson and his entire coaching staff from the 2013-14 Knicks squad.
Coach Woodson, caught by ESPN cleaning out his office had the following to say:
“I’m not really entertaining anything with the media right now. I’m just trying to clear my head. That’s what I’m doing. … I’m fine. I have been doing this a long time. I’m good, really good. It’s time to move on.”
Not many players have yet to voice an opinion on the subject with the exception of oft controversial J.R. Smith.
He was great to me. I think I got a fair shake for the first time in a while under him,” Smith told ESPN. “He treated me how he wanted to be treated. It sucks, but there is nothing I can do about it. I think he did a great job. I think he did a good job with me. He responded to the players. It’s just a sad day for him, for me and my teammates.”
No word yet on who Jackson is looking at to replace Smith, but the current rumor is that it will have to be someone with extensive Triangle Offense knowledge. Former PG Steve Kerr has been mentioned often in talks.