NY, NY, United States (NewsBahn) – Mike Woodson and his entire New York Knicks coaching staff were let go Monday by new team president Phil Jackson.
The Knicks underperformed this past season, missing the playoffs with a 37-45 record.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mike Woodson and his entire staff,” Jackson said in a release. “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.”
The Knicks started the season 3-13, made a push toward the playoffs but then fell short in that bid for the first time in four years.