Knicks pick up Woodson's option for 2014-15

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 9/30/2013 11:20 am

New York, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Knicks have exercised the option on the contract of head coach Mike Woodson for the 2014-15 season.

Woodson is entering his second full season as Knicks head coach after being named the interim coach on March 14, 2012. He guided New York to a record of 54-28 last season with the club's first division title since 1993-94.

It's the first major decision for new Knicks president and general manager Steve Mills, who was named to the post last week.

"I have long respected Mike and think he has done a remarkable job since becoming the head coach of the Knicks," said Mills in a statement Monday. "After spending time with him recently, it is clear that picking up his option is an easy decision."

Woodson took over for Mike D'Antoni in March 2012 and led New York to an 18-6 mark as interim coach. He has a record of 72-34 as Knicks coach and his .679 winning percentage is the second-best in franchise history.

The Knicks reached the second round of the playoffs last spring, winning a postseason series for the first time since 2000.

Woodson first joined the Knicks as an assistant coach in 2011 after spending six seasons as the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks. He guided the Hawks to a record of 206-286, improving the club's win total each year with postseason berths in each of his final three years.

Share
Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.