When the Knicks demoted GM Glen Grunwald last week, there were rumors that Mike Woodson’s job could be in danger. After all, Grunwald had been one of Woodson’s biggest supporters within the Knicks’ organization.
However, it appears Coach Woodson is safe, for the time being. The Knicks announced Monday that they have picked up Woodson’s option for the 2014-2015 season, meaning that his contract— which would have expired following this coming season— is guaranteed for another year.
Woodson can be stubborn and frustrating at times, but he is one of the better coaches in the league. I like the move. And so does the infamous “Koach Wudsen“
Of course, the Knicks can always change their mind and fire Woodson if the team struggles this season. But this is true of every coach in the NBA… no contract can protect a Coach from being held responsible for a team’s results.
But for now, all signs are indicating that The Beard will be here for the long run.