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Which NBA head coach is not fearing the axe?

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New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is confident he will not be dismissed from his post before the end of the season.

The 55-year-old has been under extreme pressure this season as the Knicks have struggled for results this season.

The Eastern Conference franchise are currently two places off the playoffs having won just 20 out of 51 NBA games.

Reports had suggested back in November that Woodson could be fired and replaced by former New York Knicks head coach Jeff Van Gundy.

However Woodson avoided the axe during the festive period as his side managed to string five wins together at the start of 2014.

The Knicks' recent form has been just as sporadic with the Madison Square-based side winning just once in their last five February fixtures.

However Woodson is confident he will not be dismissed from his role as the Knicks' head coach in the near future.

When asked if he thought he would see out the rest of the season at the Knicks, Woodson replied: “Sure I do. Sure I expect to be coaching, absolutely.

“I think so. I’m still coaching the Knicks, that’s kind of how I’m looking at it. If I didn’t have the support, I would probably be looking for a job.

"That’s not the case. Guys are in my corner. I just got to keep pushing guys and trying to do my job to the best of my ability.”

Woodson went onto reveal that he has not spoken to his players about his long-term future at the Knicks.

He added: “They know it’s dangling. My theme to our players is that Woodson’s a big boy.

"He’s been around the block a few times. It’s a part of the business, if it happens. It’s never been about me.”

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