Posted November 26, 2013

Knicks coach Mike Woodson says he hasn’t lost locker room

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The Knicks are struggling this season and have gotten off to a 3-8 start. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The New York Knicks are struggling this season, allowing almost 100 points per game. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The New York Knicks have lost six games in a row, are near the bottom of the Eastern Conference and players are saying they have been frustrated with the way the season has gone thus far.

Still, head coach Mike Woodson says everything is good with the team even though the team has lost 10 of their first 13 games this season.

“I don’t think I have lost the locker room,” Woodson said on ESPN Radio. “I don’t think I have lost players from an individual standpoint. What I have lost is a Tyson Chandler and a Raymond Felton, that is what I have lost from my starting team.”

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The team is missing center Tyson Chandler, who is out with a fractured right fibula and point guard Raymond Felton, who has missed the past four contests with back and hip ailments.

“When you’re losing, it’s not fun,” leading scorer Carmelo Anthony said Monday. “Are we having fun on the basketball court? No. The game is not fun right now. When you start pressing, pressing, pressing, it makes everything that much worse. So no, we’re not having fun playing basketball.”

 


4 comments
geewhiz
geewhiz

No Chandler, no defense.  Plus you got that tool Melo who is only concerned about testing free agency and 'getting his'.

JeffBockert
JeffBockert

He has lost more than the locker room. 

M20
M20

Woodson isn't the kind of coach who's going to lose the locker room. Players like him. Unfortunately he's also not the kind of coach who's going to implement sensible defensive schemes or use coherent lineups either. Maybe the Knicks can hire an assistant who can actually coach and just let Woodson be the father figure on the bench.

KenKing
KenKing

@M20 In truth, Woodson has been - historically - a good defensive mentor. he must have fallen down in MSG and bumped his head or something. But a mentor is all he is. You are right that he will NEVER lose a locker room. But he will also never step foot in a locker room that has won a playoff series because of his abject inability to coach basketball.  His awful coaching now is just a repeat of his awful coaching in Atlanta. I cannot understand, for the life of me, why everyone ignores the simply terrible job he did in Atlanta.