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07:23 AM ET 12.03 | Tick-tock. The expiration date on owner James Dolan's recent vote of confidence for coach Mike Woodson is approaching, according to sources. While Woodson will coach the Knicks when they play the Nets on Thursday, it is unclear how much longer Dolan will allow this losing streak to go on. It has reached nine straight defeats and the team's mental instability has become an issue. Dolan is obsessed with the Brooklyn franchise and a blowout loss could trigger changes -- whether via trade or a coaching move. ... The Post has also learned that if Dolan eventually makes a move, old enemy and ex-Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy would not be ruled out as a future candidate -- though such a hire seems more sensible in the offseason if Dolan goes with an interim coach.

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December 3, 2013  08:23 AM ET

Wow. Mark Cuban really messed up this team.

December 3, 2013  08:30 AM ET

It's your fault dummy! You predicted championship or bust! You got your answer right away! It's bust!

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December 3, 2013  08:46 AM ET

Somewhere Isiah is smiling

December 3, 2013  08:48 AM ET

The Knicks owner is clueless on running a team, doesnt make smart moves with his hiring of coaches, GM and getting players,

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December 3, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Bring Jeff back! Bring Jeff back!

December 3, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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I think a coaching change is needed here.......ButIs it going to really make a difference?Probably not.

Sums it up pretty much. Isolation ball can only get you so far. No rebounders inconsistent second options.

December 3, 2013  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Bring Jeff back! Bring Jeff back!

Bring Anucha back!!! Bring Isiah back!! Bring Marbury back!!!

December 3, 2013  09:07 AM ET

The Knicks play the Nets this Thursday? I bet that not only will it be played on TNT. But it's going to be the game of the week.

I can't wait for Charles Barkley talk about this game.

December 3, 2013  09:11 AM ET

I don't believe that Van Gundy will accept this job in his right mind; maybe insane. Far too many trades for team chemistry to take effect. When you notice the players that were there last season and not around this season it becomes apparent why this team is not winning. Noticing the Knicks; the pieces don't compliment each other, the ball is sticking to hands, shot selection is questionable, no defensive presence, over reactions from role players attempting to do too much, a softy seven (7) footer anchoring the middle and attempting only beyond the arch jump shots, a coach that have given up because he know the end is near. Maybe Clyde can wear one of those outrageous sport jackets to keep things relevent.

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December 3, 2013  09:27 AM ET

Throwing this out to the peanut gallery: As the losses mount does this mean Melo is leaving? Or would he be content to stay, get paid more than other teams can offer and be the #1 option?

December 3, 2013  09:28 AM ET

It would probably be better if they had the other Van Gundy back. He would definitely put a lot of the egos in check here and actually get defense out of players other then Shumpert and Chandelier.

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December 3, 2013  09:33 AM ET

This Team Is A Joke, Bro.

 
December 3, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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Throwing this out to the peanut gallery: As the losses mount does this mean Melo is leaving? Or would he be content to stay, get paid more than other teams can offer and be the #1 option?

He takes the money... It's in his DNA.

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