Allan Houston to replace under-fire New York Knicks coach?

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Former NBA star Allan Houston is among the favourites to replace New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson, according to the New York Daily News.

Houston, who played for the Knicks for nine years before retiring in 2005, is the Assistant General Manager of the New York-based franchise.

However Houston could be set for a promotion if the Knicks fail to end their nine-game losing streak.

Woodson could even be axed after tonight's match - between the Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets - if his side fail to defeat their arch-rivals.

New York Daily News journalist Frank Isola said on Houston: "The word around Knicks camp is that [James] Dolan wouldn’t hesitate to promote him to head coach if the Knicks don’t turn things around sooner than later."

Former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy has also been linked with making a return to Madison Square Garden.

Speculation linking both Van Gundy and Houston with the Knicks' general manager job will have heaped pressure on Woodson, who will be desperate to end his side's recent slide.

Nets head coach Jason Kidd also needs a positive result tonight, as his side have won just five of their opening 13 games.

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