Mike Woodson wants a sit down meeting with Phil Jackson in order to state his case on why he should keep his head coaching role at the New York Knicks.
Woodson might get his opportunity to speak with the incoming Jackson as early as Tuesday, where they will be able to discuss the future of Woodson and the direction of the Knicks.
According to recent NBA sources, the Knicks are making arrangements for the introduction of Phil Jackson as he becomes the most recent addition to the Knicks front office.
It is believed that Jackson's first order of business will be to decide on a coach, Woodson said on EPSN Radio that he hopes to be in consideration to continue on as the Knicks head coach.
Woodson explained his position: "If and when that time comes, I would just love the chance to sit with him and talk basketball. He’s a basketball guy, I’m a basketball guy. This is 30 years I’ve spent in this league so that’s what we’ll do, but until that happens my focus is strictly on trying to get this team in the playoffs. That’s it."
Jackson will be given the title of Team President when he joins the Knicks operation but Woodson kept quiet on the extent of his knowledge about the hiring of the 'Zen-Master'.
"We know it’s out there and like I said I’ve got a great deal of respect for Phil and if the Knicks decide to go that route I think he can’t do nothing but enhance the organization" said Woodson.
There has been all kind of speculation of a new head coach once Phil Jackson is appointed and its down to the fact he will want to implement his own playing system known as the 'Triangle offense"
It's the reason why former Suns general manager Steve Kerr has been so heavily linked with the position, as a player under Jackson, Kerr operated under the traingle offense as a member of the Chicago Bulls where he won three championships.
Despite all the drama involving Jackson and his arrival, the protest by Knicks fans is still set to commence on Wednesday as they voice their disapproval of the owner James Dolan.
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