Woodson faces test with Melo, STAT

If Knicks' interim coach can make two stars mesh, job should be his for good

Updated: April 18, 2012, 2:42 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

Of all the things Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson has already done to suggest he should keep the job permanently, there's one huge challenge left for him that, if he can hurdle it, gives him the best possible chance to nullify whatever lust Knicks owner James Dolan still has for Phil Jackson.

And it's this: Woodson can show, starting with Amare Stoudemire's expected return Friday, that he can figure out how to make Carmelo Anthony and Stoudemire play together effectively, at long last.

That's ...

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