Mike Woodson was the Knicks’ last winning coach. He led the 2012-13 Knicks to the second round of the playoffs, the Knicks were notable last year.
Woodson took over at the end of the 2011-12 season for Mike D’Antoni. The following year the Knicks, led by Carmelo Anthony, went from 54-28 to the second round of the 2013 playoffs. The win / loss percentage was .500. The team scored the third most efficient offensive rating that season.
Woody left the Knicks at the end of the 2013-2014 season, just when a new president entered New York. Phil Jackson came in, swapped away players leaving only one shell of that team 54-28. The 2013-2014 Knicks passed 37-45 the following year.
Woodson has returned to playing the role of assistant on the bench, leaving some to wonder how he would have behaved in today’s NBA where everything is going at a much faster pace.