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07:08 AM ET 05.22 | The Knicks' elder statesman may have another run in him -- at least that's what the franchise believes. [GM] Glen Grunwald said Jason Kidd gave him no indication he was retiring. "We had a great meeting with Jason yesterday," Grunwald said in a end-of-season press conference with the media. "He was a big part of our success and we look forward to having him back next year." Asked if Kidd hinted at all about having to reevaluate his future despite having two years and $6.2 million left on his pact, Grunwald said, "Not yesterday. It sounded like he was coming back." However, Mike Woodson piped in, "I thought he was based on our conversation. But that could change, you never know." Tyson Chandler, Kidd's buddy, said Monday that Kidd needed to have a fresh mind to think about his future.

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May 22, 2013  08:18 AM ET

Jeez....just keeping a stranglehold on all these old players. No wonder the Knicks can't go anywhere.

May 22, 2013  08:19 AM ET
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Jeez....just keeping a stranglehold on all these old players. No wonder the Knicks can't go anywhere.

Sigh...my Knicks, my Knicks....sigh

May 22, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Knicks should be very open about it and have a buy-out talk with Camby and Kidd. They simply cannot afford 2 not-insignificant contracts that cannot score a single point or grab a single rebound. It looks like, at this point in their careers, they're in it for the money. So just pay them, buy them out, and get some additional room for other players.

May 22, 2013  09:27 AM ET

I hope the Knicks do sign these guys. Then they can keep on their winning ways.

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May 22, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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to be honest- we are so far over the cap, it doesn't matter if he would retire as we still couldn't bring anyone in

He can still put work in...

Just limit his minutes is all...

Like usual he will preform in those few minutes...

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May 22, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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of course.but woody has a habit of screwing up the rotation

Woody might have to go if we can get a better replacement.

May 22, 2013  11:06 AM ET

Doesn't matter who comes back, Mike "We gotta find a way to get him involved, because he's a big part of what we do," Woodson will still be pouting, with his arms folded, on the sidelines, not playing Cope, taking out the hot shooter, not playing whatever rookie is drafted, and waiting until the other team goes on a 19-0 run before calling timeout.

But he keeps his goatee tight though.

May 22, 2013  11:26 AM ET

Doc, I am unsure how it would be possible to NOT get a better replacement. Woodson is an excellent defensive assistant coach. There are plenty of good lifetime specialists like this ( Tex Winter did 23 years as an offensive guru. Pete Newell made a career as an NBA consultant teaching big men.) Woodson got this job because he played at Indiana with Grunwald and Zeke, and James Dolan. Oh, hold it, that's not right. Dolan didn't go to Indiana. He just got his man crush on Thomas around that time.

May 22, 2013  11:31 AM ET

Really!

May 22, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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Woody might have to go if we can get a better replacement.

The players fight for him, and that's all that matters with this team. They need a coach that keeps them in check mentally. I like the fit.

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May 22, 2013  11:59 AM ET
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Woody might have to go if we can get a better replacement.

THIS

May 22, 2013  11:59 AM ET
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you're right- they did play hard for him& had smith even been mediocre, it would've been a different seriesand you can't blame the coach for a player missing shots.but you can blame the coach for not getting him out of there quickerTHAT is where woody failed

At least JR salvaged his shot the last game. But I agree, in the games leading up to the last, he should have been yanked quicker. It's a tough spot to be in though for Woodson, the #2 scoring option just going absolutely cold like that. Somebody has to step up next year as a scorer. Shump looks poised to, but some of his rainbow shots looked just awful. Dunno where those string of three's game from in game 6.

May 22, 2013  12:01 PM ET
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you're right- they did play hard for him& had smith even been mediocre, it would've been a different seriesand you can't blame the coach for a player missing shots.but you can blame the coach for not getting him out of there quickerTHAT is where woody failed

Agreed...Woody seems to have the players in his corner for sure but his offensive strategy leaves A LOT to be desired...it was very similar to the stagnant, one shot, iso offense he had in Atlanta feat. Joe Johnson.

Cant tell you how many times I was SCREAMING at the tv during these playoffs "MOVE THE BALL!!! PASSS"

 
May 22, 2013  12:18 PM ET

When excuses are made on playing junk players than ya know its bad

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