Mike Woodson Wants to Finish What He Started, Would Love to Return

Frank Vogel Interested In Knicks Job

Frank Vogel Interested In Knicks Job

The Knicks have been granted permission to talk with former NY head coach and current Clippers assistant Mike Woodson, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Woodson wants another crack at his old job, at least that's what he told Marc Berman of the New York Post on Sunday.

Last year's drama-filled offseason created concern that Kristaps Porzingis' time in NY would end before it could even truly begin.

Moments before the Cleveland Cavaliers took the court for their 2018 NBA Playoffs opener, one of their former head coaches found himself in the news. "I'm sure the front office, they will make the right decisions and build something that can go a long way", said Porzingis, who averaged 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 48 games. I want it to be mutual. After helping lead the Cavs to the NBA Finals in his first season, the longtime overseas head coach was sacked halfway through the 2015-16 campaign, despite laying claim to an Eastern Conference-best 30-11 record.

The Knicks fired Jeff Hornacek after two seasons earlier this week and have already been linked to several potential replacements.

Mills and general manager Scott Perry sound as if they are open to a young coach they can mold more than someone with Woodson's veteran credentials. It was reported Saturday that David Fizdale and Jerry Stackhouse were on the list of candidates that NY would interview.

Stackhouse played for 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Sixers, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets, retiring in 2013. For now, Woodson said he would like to be a head coach again. He finished with a Knicks career record of 109-79.

Woodson, 60, coached the Knicks from midway through the 2011-12 season through 2014. "Somebody calls me and gives me the opportunity to talk, I'd be happy to talk".

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