NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — The New York Knicks fired head coach Mike Woodson and his entire coaching staff, the team announced on Monday morning.
New York is said to be heading into a new direction and new president Phil Jackson says the “time has come for a change.”
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mike Woodson and his entire staff,” Jackson said in a release from the club.
“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.”