Many have been waiting for the hourglass to run out on New York Knicks’ head coach Mike Woodson.
Now it looks as if his time is all but numbered.
Long rumored to be on the hot seat after an embarrassing 8-17 start to the season, it is very possible that the next bad loss the Knicks suffer could mark the end of Woodson’s tenure in New York.
According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, Woodson is being evaluated on a “game-by-game basis” by New York’s front office.
That’s not exactly the ringing endorsement Woodson would be hoping to hear, nor does it sound like the Knicks front office is committed to keeping Woodson one game longer than it feels necessary.
Whether or not you feel that Woodson is to blame for the Knicks slow start or whether you feel that the players should be held accountable, the bottom line is that someone is going to have to be blamed.
That guy is going to be Woodson.
Woodson deserves some blame, but not all of it.
It’s not all Woodson’s fault that players have underperformed, there have been injuries, and there were insane expectations put on this team from owner James Dolan.
But at the end of the day it is easier to blame the coach than the players and Woodson will feel the heat.
So it looks like Woodson doesn’t have much wiggle room as his next loss could turn into his final one.