Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson
Phil Jackson’s first major move as Knicks president was a swift one: On Monday, New York fired coach Mike Woodson and his staff.
The Knicks finished 37-45 this season despite owning the NBA’s second-highest payroll as Carmelo Anthony missed the playoffs for the first time in his 11-year career. They also won 17 fewer games than the year before with essentially the same roster.
Jackson announced the move in a statement after meeting with Woodson on Monday morning, less than a week after the end of the regular season. Woodson had one year left on his contract.
“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.
And, don't forget to post your picks for the NBAFans post season awards.
Who are your picks for the following awards:
Rookie of the Year:
Most Improved Player:
Most Valuable Player:
6th Man of the Year:
Defensive Player of the Year:
Coach of the Year:
You know the routine, since we're handing out awards, who are your picks for the following:
Most Overrated Player:
Most Underrated Player:
The Player That Should Win an Award, But Probably Won't:
Player That You Thought Was a Bust, But Who Turned Out to be Pretty Damn Good Award:
The Whiniest Little Bitch Award:
Least Valuable Player Award (and it has to be a notable player, no Ekpe Udoh’s or Travis Outlaw’s):
Biggest Waste of a Draft Pick Award:
Most Fashionable Award:
The “I Can’t Believe I Wasted My Fandom on You” Award (this can be an individual or team award):
Least Improved Player Award:
6th Man Who Should be a 12th Man Award:
Coach That Needs to be Out of a Job Right Damn Now Award (who aren’t Rick Adelman or Mike Woodson):
Worst Owner Award (and for once Donald Sterling isn’t in the running):
Edited to add: I meant to add a category called, "Oh, damn it, retire already! Award" Feel free to add your pick for that award.
Report: Wolves coach Rick Adelman will not return next season
Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman will not return to the team next season, according to a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Adelman had a 97-133 record in his three seasons in Minnesota, including a 40-42 mark this season. The team has not made the playoffs since the 2003-04 season.
Adelman has an opt-out clause in his contract, and was set to make $6 million next season.