New York Knicks hold talks with potential Woodson replacement

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New York Knicks president and general manager Steve Mills has reportedly contacted former NBA coach Phil Jackson over the possibility of taking over from Mike Woodson.

Woodson has been under severe pressure over the course of the season due to the New York Knicks' poor form during the opening five months of the season.

Speculation was rife during the festive period that Woodson was on the verge of leaving Madison Square Garden, however the 55-year-old has managed to avoid the sack.

Woodson's job looked to be safe until the end of the season - at the very least - however ESPN suggest Mills set up a private meeting with Jackson at the end of February.

Jackson played for the Knicks between 1967 to 1978 before joining the New Jersey Nets.

The 68-year-old went onto become the head coach of the now distinct Albany Patroons, the Chicago Bulls and had two separates spells at the Los Angeles Lakers.

Jackson has not coached an NBA side since 2011 but is still widely regarded as a world class coach.

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