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Mike Woodson 'Glad' Knicks Bypassed Shot At Phil Jackson

The New York Knicks have hitched their coaching wagon to Mike Woodson long-term. For better or worse, the Knicks have given Woodson the job without even asking Phil Jackson -- the guy with more NBA titles than any other coach -- if he might like the job.

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Woodson appeared on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio New York recently, and of course said he was "glad" the Knicks never talked to Jackson.

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Woodson led the Knicks to an 18-6 regular-season record before New York was ousted in the first round of the NBA Playoffs by the Miami Heat.

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"I liked the team we ended with, but it's gotta be a healthy team," Woodson said. "That's what is important and injuries I thought played a role in how we played, but the team never quit and I was very, very excited and happy with the way we played."

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Only time will tell if Woodson is right. And, for that matter, if Woodson and star player Carmelo Anthony are the right lead characters for the Knicks.

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