By Maxwell Ogden
Mike Woodson led the New York Knicks to its greatest success of the post-Ewing era. Woodson will have a chance to secure a second stint with the Knicks.
The New York Knicks are in the process of executing two critical visions for the future of the organization. The first is a search for the next head coach, which takes precedence over virtually all else in the pursuit of stability and success.
The other is a focus on mending fences with two coaches who may be contributing to the perceived curse on the franchise.
It was recently reported that the Knicks reached out to Jeff Van Gundy about the head coaching vacancy. It was a decision that simultaneously acknowledged Van Gundy’s prowess and addressed a burnt bridge with the former Knicks coach.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, New York has been granted permission to contact another former Knicks coach: Mike Woodson.
It may be an unexpected development, but Woodson was easily the the most successful Knicks coach since Van Gundy.
Woodson took over as the interim head coach after Mike D’Antoni stepped down in 2011-12. He orchestrated a remarkable turnaround, as the Knicks went from 18-24 under D’Antoni to 18-6 under Woodson for a 36-30 finish during the lockout-shortened...