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  1. Opening Tip: Playoffs?!?!?

    Ian Begley

    One phrase that you've heard often from Mike Woodson over the past few days is the following: "mathematically, we're still alive." Technically, the coach is right. But the Knicks face long odds if they want to make the postseason. Woodson...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  2. Opening Tip: Go big or small?

    Ian Begley

    Here's a debate that could rage all year long among Knicks observers: Do you go big or small? Mike Woodson said Sunday his initial inclination is to go with a traditional backcourt in his starting lineup. This means a bigger shooting guard -- Ima...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  3. Woodson to dump two-guard lineup?

    Ian Begley

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Due to a "logjam" at shooting guard and small forward, coach Mike Woodson is planning to go with a traditional backcourt over the two-point guard backcourt that fueled the Knicks for long stretches last season. "I know I can a...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  4. Knicks pick up Mike Woodson option

    Ian Begley

    NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks have picked up the option on coach Mike Woodson's contract for the 2014-15 season, the team said Monday. "I have long respected Mike and think he has done a remarkable job since becoming the head coach of the Knicks...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  5. New York Knicks pick up Mike Woodson option for 2014-15

    Ian Begley

    The New York Knicks have picked up the option on head coach Mike Woodson's contract for the 2014-2015 season, the team said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2013
  6. Shumpert expected to play

    Ian Begley

    For the first time in what feels like a long time, the Knicks received some positive injury news Thursday. Listen to the complete interview: Mike Woodson said in an interview on ESPN New York 98.7 FM that Iman Shumpert's surgically-repaired ...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  7. W2W4: Knicks vs. Lakers

    Ian Begley

    The Knicks host the Lakers at Madison Square Garden at 8 p.m. and, for the first time in a long time, they're expected to win this particular matchup. When was the last time you could say that? Mike D'Antoni's club limps into town with a 9-13 r...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  8. Copeland 'optimistic' about 15th roster spot

    Ian Begley

    Mike Woodson and Glen Grunwald sat down on Thursday to talk about the team's roster. Don't be surprised if it wasn't a very long conversation. The Knicks roster is basically set. The only minor question mark is with the 15th spot, and all ind...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  9. Tyson: Knicks can be top-5 defensive squad

    Ian Begley

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Not long ago, if someone called the Knicks one of the top defensive teams in the NBA, you would have questioned their sanity. With Mike D'Antoni on the sidelines, Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony in the starting five and n...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  10. Joba allows homer on second pitch

    Ian Begley

    Well, that didn't take long. Joba Chamberlain gave up a home run Wednesday, on just his second pitch of the season. Mike Stobe/Getty ImagesThis probably isn't how Joba Chamberlain had envisioned his return to the big leagues. J.J. Hardy t...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  11. Woodson 'very happy' for Grunwald

    Ian Begley

    Mike Woodson has known Glen Grunwald for a long time. Both played at Indiana together under Bobby Knight. So it's no surprise when Woodson says he's 'very happy' that Grunwald was officially named the Knicks GM, a role he'd held on an interim bas...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  12. What took so long with Lin, Mike?

    Ian Begley

    The Knicks were seven games under .500 last Saturday and Mike D'Antoni's job was in jeopardy. A big reason for the team's struggles was a lack of stability at point guard. Toney Douglas, Mike Bibby and Iman Shumpert all received ample time fo...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  13. Lin points Knicks in right direction

    Ian Begley

    All season long, Mike D'Antoni has been searching for a point guard to run his offense. Turns out, he may have had one buried on his bench. Third-string guard Jeremy Lin ran the Knicks offense with a cool efficiency on Saturday night, finishi...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  14. Chandler 'brings everything we didn't have'

    Ian Begley

    It didn't take long for Mike D'Antoni to put the Tyson Chandler acquisition in perspective. "He brings everything that we didn't have," D'Antoni said. ".... We got a lot better, real quick." No, Chandler wasn't in the building on Friday for t...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  15. Weatherford looking forward to facing Jets

    Ian Begley

    Steve Weatherford #5 P New York Giants 2011 STATS Punts - Avg - In 20 - In 10 - Blk - Long - Steve Weatherford said all the right things on Friday when he was asked about Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff's scathing critique o...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  16. Devin is no doubting Thomas

    Ian Begley

    Devin Thomas #15 WR New York Giants 2011 STATS Rec - Yds - TD - Avg - Long - YAC - The way Devin Thomas talks about Mike Shanahan, you'd think the 'Skins coach never cut him. The Redskins drafted Thomas with their first pick in...

    Blog | September 08, 2011