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Friday, May 25, 2012
Knicks extend Woodson

By Ian Begley

The Knicks on Friday named Mike Woodson their next coach, removing the interim tag from his job title.

The team announced that Woodson had signed a multiyear extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"I'm very humbled and honored to continue coaching the franchise where I started my NBA career," Woodson, who was drafted by the Knicks in 1980, said in a statement. "Our goal is to build off the success we had at the end of last season and to continue our quest of bringing an NBA championship to Madison Square Garden."

Woodson took over as coach of the Knicks on an interim basis when Mike D'Antoni stepped down March 14. Under Woodson, the Knicks went 18-6 and finished the regular season 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.

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