Report: Mike Woodson won't meet with Phil Jackson until status clarified
Steve Kerr is reportedly ready and waiting to take the Knicks head coaching job, but current head coach Mike Woodson isn't interested in a face-to-face meeting with new team president Phil Jackson until he receives clarification on his status, a source told Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com on Friday.
"He just wants to know one way or the other," the source said.
The Knicks finished 37-45 this season and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2009-10, leading many to believe that Woodson will be fired.
"I think it's been enough said about my job all year with you guys," Woodson said on Wednesday after the Knicks' season finale, adding that he'd like a resolution as soon as possible. "Hopefully, soon I'll know my destination in terms of where I'm going to be."
The Knicks won 54 games last season and won the Atlantic Division title. They also won their first playoff series in 13 seasons.
Writes Begley: "Earlier Friday on 'SportsCenter,' ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said Woodson would prefer that Jackson reach out to his agent if he's going to fire him rather than having a face-to-face meeting to inform him that he's being let go."SI WIRE: Mavs owner Mark Cuban: Sale of Milwaukee Bucks is a ‘bargain’