Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Woodson hire may be official this week
By Ian Begley
The New York Knicks are in the final stages of contract negotiations with Mike Woodson and are expected to make him their coach in the coming days, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPNNewYork.com.
The deal could be announced as soon as the end of this week, according to the source.
"They're just waiting on paperwork," the source said.
"The job's his," a second source familiar with negotiations said. "It's just a matter of time."
Woodson took over as coach on an interim basis when Mike D'Antoni stepped down March 14. Under Woodson, the Knicks finished the regular season 18-6 and in seventh place in the Eastern Conference. He coached the team to a win in Game 4 of its first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat, which snapped the franchise's NBA record 13-game postseason losing streak.