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Are Knicks quitting on Mike Woodson?

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09:47 AM ET 11.24 | Unless the Knicks totally go in the tank, I wouldn't fire Mike Woodson. But a quick look at my checkbook reminds me that I'm not Jim Dolan and there's no telling when he'll decide to pull the plug on his coach. He dropped a few clues the other day in a very friendly interview, when he said, "When a coach loses a team -- that's when a coach is kind of done." Well, Jim, he's not kind of done. He is done. And there have been a couple of games when Woodson did lose his team. When the Knicks didn't even try against the Spurs and the Hawks, those games should have alerted Dolan that he might need to be on the lookout for these Knicks quitting on his coach entirely. In fact, if they bail on Woodson in these next few games on the road, starting with Saturday night's lethargic defeat in D.C., there will be a perfect time to bring in a replacement.

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November 24, 2013  10:24 AM ET

The problem clearly isn't Mike Woodson...

November 24, 2013  10:26 AM ET

LA > NY, Bros.

November 24, 2013  10:32 AM ET
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Changing the coach is another patch job in the long line of stupidity, perpetrated on this teamThey need new ownership.

The Knicks were great when Walt Frazier was playing.

November 24, 2013  10:36 AM ET

Vince Lombardi couldn't motivate this group of players

November 24, 2013  10:40 AM ET
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Vince Lombardi couldn't motivate this group of players

In his defense, he's been dead for 43 years.

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November 24, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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In his defense, he's been dead for 43 years.

Your point?

November 24, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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The Knicks were great when Walt Frazier was playing.

Coolest dude ever

November 24, 2013  11:08 AM ET

The Knicks lost a game they needed to win last night.

November 24, 2013  11:08 AM ET

Kenneth Faried. Revive the trade talks and add a player to get 'er done.

November 24, 2013  11:11 AM ET
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Your point?

My point is that Vince Lombardi, at present, is dead.

True story.

November 24, 2013  11:17 AM ET
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My point is that Vince Lombardi, at present, is dead.True story.

A quick net search confirms this.

If you can believe everything you see on the net.

November 24, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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A quick net search confirms this.If you can believe everything you see on the net.

I heard he was having coffee with Elvis just the other day in Flint Michigan

November 24, 2013  11:31 AM ET

It's never a "fair" firing of the coach, but given the circumstances, It's time for Woody to go. Maybe some fresh ideas and a new voice is needed ALONG with a few personnel changes.

November 24, 2013  11:39 AM ET

"They are who we thought they were." The problem is that Dolan thought they were a championship team. That just shows how smart he is. No coach is any better than his roster, but it wouldn't surprise me one bit to see the return of Isiah...I'm just sayin.'

November 24, 2013  11:41 AM ET

Lionel Hollins would be the obvious coaching hire if they fired Woodson, but Dolan wouldn't make the obvious coaching hire.

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November 24, 2013  11:54 AM ET
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why 'obvious' ?he coached a team that had 2 inside scoring options,ny has zeroand he hasn't had to deal with a star like melo before....what system will he run ?

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