The New York Knicks are starting to look like the New York Knicks again. Led by team president Leon Rose, New York is committed to bringing back people who understand what made Madison Square Garden such a special place.
This process continued on Thursday July 30, when it was reported that New York would reunite with one of its most successful coaches: Mike Woodson.
The Knicks went wild hiring Tom Thibodeau as new head coach. Thibodeau is a proven product with regard to winning the role of head coach, as well as an individual who has spent nearly a decade as an assistant in Mecca.
According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, the Knicks are bringing another familiar face by adding Woodson to the organization.
Woodson was the head coach when the Knicks made the jump from the marginal playoff team to the legitimate contender.
Between 2008-09 and 2013-14, Woodson accumulated a record of 209-143 as head coach, with a payout percentage of .594. He led the Atlanta Hawks in three post-season appearances, including a 50 game season in 2009-10 and two playoff series wins.
Woodson took on the role of head coach of the Knicks in 2011-12, bringing orange and blue to a record 18-6 after starting the season at 18-24 under Mike D’Antoni.