Knicks, Mike Woodson will interview for the coaching role

The New York Knicks are reportedly planning to interview Mike Woodson, who previously coached the team from March 2012 to April 2014, about the coaching vacancy.

SNY’s Ian Begley reported on Thursday that Woodson joins a list of candidates that also includes former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau, former Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson and current interim Knicks coach Mike Miller.

Woodson, a first-round pick of the Knicks in the 1980 NBA draft, spent 11 seasons as a player with six different organizations before starting his coaching career in 1996.

The 62-year-old Indianapolis native joined New York as an assistant in 2011 and assumed the position of head coach of the team during his first season after Mike D’Antoni’s resignation.

Woodson led the Knicks for an 18-6 record during the remainder of the 2011-12 season, but were eliminated by the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs. He also led the team in the postseason the following year, advancing to the conference semifinals before being eliminated by the Indiana Pacers.

Indiana University’s product hit a record 109-79 in over two seasons with the Knicks. The team has not reached the playoffs since its departure.