Knicks' Woodson asks for Phil Jackson coaching help

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Ever since the rumors emerged that Phil Jackson could be heading to the New York Knicks scrutiny on the position of current head coach Mike Woodson has intensified.

With the team struggling, and Jackson's impressive coaching pedigree, many have predicted Jackson will do more than simply fulfil a front office role after being installed as the franchise's new president.

And, speaking for the first time since the move was made official yesterday, Woodson seemed happy to get the input of the man who has won 11 NBA titles - especially when it came down to the triangle offense Jackson made famous during his coaching pomp.

Asked if he could coach the system Woodson responded:

"Could I teach it? Yeah I could. But it would be better if he (Jackson) could join me in teaching it."

Analysts reviewing Jackson's words at his opening Knicks press conference yesterday remarked on the detail with which he spoke about the technical aspects of the game, and now it looks like he will get the chance to put some of his thoughts into practice.

Ironically the Knicks have rallied in recent weeks under Woodson after a struggling season, winning their last six match ups to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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