Friday, May 25, 2012
Woodson switches to CAA
By Ian Begley
Earlier this month, Mike Woodson dumped agent Keith Glass and chose to be represented by Creative Artists Agency.
Woodson said Friday that CAA's business ties to the Knicks had little to do with his decision to switch agents.
"Not really," Woodson said, when asked about the CAA-Knicks connection. "After my doing my due diligence on their company, I liked what I saw and I took them on. And I'm happy about taking them on. So we'll see where it takes us."
CAA represents Knicks players Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith. It also represents Knicks executive Mark Warkentien.
Woodson hired Terry Prince from the agency to replace Glass.
Glass is the son of Joe Glass, who represented former Knicks coach Larry Brown during his stormy one-season tenure in New York. Brown, who signed a five-year, $50 million deal with the Knicks, reached an $18.5 million settlement with the club after being fired.
In the midst of discussing his new contract with the Knicks on Friday night, Woodson said he wanted to "set the record straight" regarding his agent.
"I have no contract with the Glasses. I paid for my services and I elected to move on," Woodson said.
Woodson said Knicks owner James Dolan "had nothing to do with me making this decision. It was Mike Woodson's decision. I had every right to make that decision, to move on if I choose to do that."