The New York Knicks have made Mike Woodson their new long-term head coach, and it seems as though he was really their only option. According to Gren Grunweld, the Knicks never considered Hall-of-Fame coach Phil Jackson.
Glen Grunwald says Knicks never considered Phil Jax. “We told Woody he would get the first crack at the job and he hit it out of the park.”
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) May 25, 2012
Jackson won 11 championships as a head coach and many people expected him to consider a job offer from the Knicks. Jackson is a proven leader and he would have added another dimension to this squad; however, it seems as though the front-office had faith in Woodson.