Knicks’ D’antoni resigns; Woodson interim coach
NEW YORK | Mike D’antoni resigned Wednesday as coach of the New York Knicks, whose brief resurgence in a wave of Linsanity quickly gave way to a late-season skid that puts them in danger of even making the NBA playoffs.
Assistant coach Mike Woodson will serve as interim head coach starting with Wednesday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Madison Square Garden.
Knicks owner Jim Dolan said he and D’antoni had a “very honest” conversation Wednesday morning.
“He clearly felt it was best for the organization if he were not to continue as coach of the team. He did offer to stay,” Dolan said during a news conference. “After a long discussion, we did agree it was best for the organization to have new voice moving forward.”