Knicks’ D’an­toni re­signs; Wood­son in­terim coach

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

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.”

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