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Woodson burns to bring ring to NYC

No stranger to adversity, coach will battle to shed interim tag from his title

Updated: April 2, 2012, 11:18 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Mike Woodson will fight for his New York Knicks job like he would fight for a loose ball in one of Bob Knight's practices at Indiana, and the way he was once discarded as a player and head coach will explain why.

Woodson was a one-and-done first-round pick of the Knicks in 1980, traded to New Jersey after his rookie year without even a keep-your-chin-up call from Red Holzman. The Nets then dealt the 6-5 guard to Kansas City after seven games, leaving Woodson so devastated ...

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