New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has told head coach Mike Woodson to not worry about his long-term future at Madison Square Garden, reports ESPN.
The Knicks went nine games without a win from the end of November to the beginning of December before the New York-based franchise defeated rivals the Brooklyn Nets at the start of the month.
Knicks head coach Woodson was under severe pressure to end his side's poor form and was rumoured to be on the verge of losing his job.
However the Knicks have beaten the Orlando Magic and the Chicago Bulls since ending their nine-match streak without a win.
They have also lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics, which has again fuelled speculation that he could lose his job.
Star player Anthony, who scored 30 points for the Knicks in Wednesday night's win against the Bulls, said after their win that Woodson should stop worrying.
Anthony said: "When we win, the heat is off. When we lose, the heat is on. That's just our business, that's our society, that's New York.
"It happens. He can't worry about that. We can't worry about that."