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Calipari to Knicks fans: 'Woodson will be your coach'

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08:11 AM ET 05.09 | John Calipari hasn't slowed down much lately, between a White House visit, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky graduation. Tuesday, Calipari was at the New York Athletic Club, where he was to receive a crystal trophy at the annual Winged Foot dinner. He is the king of college basketball -- and Kentucky -- and said once again he has no interest in leaving the Bluegrass State for Madison Square Garden or anyother NBA job. "Mike Woodson is a dear friend of mine and he is doing an unbelieveable job and he has gotten Carmelo to be the Carmelo he needs to be to win," Calipari said. ... "At Kentucky, you can win championships. And you have a stage that really helps the young people. I'm not going to to the Knicks. Mike Woodson will be your coach."

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May 9, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Help young people = improve draft position

May 9, 2012  08:56 AM ET

It just sickens me to know that the Knicks ownership are going to waste 3 or 4 years with Woodson and the Knicks not really competing for a championship with this guy. New York City will be in store for a lotta Knicks bashing for the next few years from the various banter sites across the nation because of this extension of Woodson. I am totally sadden by this in light of the very fact that our Yankees and Giants organization truly aspire to win championships and in doing so so, never make marginal managing or coaching hires. Dolan is disgraceful and gives way for others to make a mockery outta our beloved Knicks. Disappointing!

May 9, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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It just sickens me to know that the Knicks ownership are going to waste 3 or 4 years with Woodson and the Knicks not really competing for a championship with this guy. New York City will be in store for a lotta Knicks bashing for the next few years from the various banter sites across the nation because of this extension of Woodson. I am totally sadden by this in light of the very fact that our Yankees and Giants organization truly aspire to win championships and in doing so so, never make marginal managing or coaching hires. Dolan is disgraceful and gives way for others to make a mockery outta our beloved Knicks. Disappointing!

It don't matter who the coach is. So long as Melo shares the ball with his team mates especially Amare... he will make the game easy for himself and make it real hard for Miami to win. Melo can easily average a thripple double if he plays efficiently...

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May 9, 2012  09:48 AM ET

Championships Is Plural But You Only Won One, Bro.

May 9, 2012  09:49 AM ET

I guess being king of Kentucky has better residuals than being coach of the Knicks.

May 9, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Good. Cal is not better than woodson at the NBA level. Maybe any level. Cal is an ok coach but he always has the better talent.if we arent getting the zen master then Mike Woodson is the best choice

May 9, 2012  10:03 AM ET

I'm not going to to the Knicks. Mike Woodson will be your coach."

Translation: Make me the $40 million offer you were about to make Phil Jackson, and we'll talk.

May 9, 2012  10:08 AM ET

Dang! Can't satisfy some Knick fans on no level... Why do some Knick fans always have to tear down, trash, condemn and crucify their coaches and players on every turn? I'm convinced that the Knicks fans will never be satisfied. You can resurrect Dave DeBusschere and Red Auerbach from the dead, bring Willis Reed, Bill Bradley and Walt Frazier out of retirement and the Knick fans (today) will hang them out to dry. To all of the Knick fans who are nothing more that haters, assassins and cannibals; **** and stand with the players you have and be a true fan base and keep your family dysfunctions at home!

May 9, 2012  10:09 AM ET

Phil Jackson and $100 million dollars won't do any good because Phil; Jackson won't coach the team with it's current roster.

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May 9, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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I guess being king of Kentucky has better residuals than being coach of the Knicks.

Hell ya. The Prince of Kentucky gets nice deserts, allegedly.

May 9, 2012  10:49 AM ET
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Hell ya. The Prince of Kentucky gets nice deserts, allegedly.

*desserts*

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May 9, 2012  11:17 AM ET
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What in THE hell are you talking about???

Don't want to answer for the a-dogg, but I think the only appropriate answer would be: why the all caps for the word 'the'. I don't get it.

May 9, 2012  11:18 AM ET
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What in THE hell are you talking about???

I have also been trying to figure that out as well.

 
May 9, 2012  11:26 AM ET
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Phil Jackson and $100 million dollars won't do any good because Phil; Jackson won't coach the team with it's current roster.

*nods in agreement* I'd be surprised if he did. We saw after Jordan, Shaq and Tex Winter left how *great* a coach Phil was. Take away those guys, and Phil is an average coach at best.

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