The New York Knicks coaching search for next season and possibly for the long term could be settled sometime this week. According to Newsday sources, Mike Woodson will ink a deal with the Knicks and have his current interim tag removed.
Woodson, who had discussions about a contract extension with Knicks management during the playoffs, received strong endorsements from general manager and former Indiana University teammate Glen Grunwald toward the end of the season. Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler all backed Woodson's return.
If true, those Knicks fans who wanted New York to pursue Phil Jackson will be disappointed. Woodson does, however, seem to be a solid fit for the current roster, which was mainly put together by former head coach Mike D'Antoni, who resigned on March 14. [D'Antoni Discusses Resignation With SI]