Apr 2, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson looks on against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half at Madison Square Garden. The New York Knicks won 110-81. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks: Mike Woodson apologizes to Knicks fans


Apr 11, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson talks to his players during a timeout against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Knicks beat the Raptors 108-100. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

After it was confirmed that the New York Knicks would be spectators for the 2014 postseason, Knicks’ head coach Mike Woodson had a message for Knicks fans.

“I’m sorry.”

Before the Knicks took the court Sunday night and defeated the Chicago Bulls, Woodson apologized and took the blame for the Knicks disappointing 2013-14 campaign.

“You can point the fingers in a lot of directions,” Woodson told Newsday’s Al Iannazzone. “At the end of the day, I’m the coach and I didn’t get it done. It’s just that simple. There’s a lot of factors that came behind it, but you can’t sit here and complain about it now. We didn’t get it done. Being the coach, I just apologize to the fans. They pay their hard-earned money to come see us play and we didn’t come into this season expecting this.”

Well that is the understatement of the century.

It’s nice that Woodson spoke up, but at this point he is just stating the obvious.

Woodson won’t be back next season. If he is, it will be beyond shocking.

Someone has to be the fall guy for the Knicks failures and Woodson is going to be that guy.

The Knicks were awful under Woodson all season and showed a lack of chemistry and a lack of urgency all year long. It wasn’t until recently, winning 14-of-19 down the stretch, that they resembled a team capable of doing anything.

Unfortunately that was way too late to wake up.


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