Just days removed from assuming head coaching duties of the New York Knicks, the recently fired Mike Woodson took advantage of his newly free time this weekend. He appeared on NBATV on Saturday night, serving as an in-studio analyst during the network’s post-game playoff coverage in between contests.
Such an appearance marked Woodson’s first opportunity to publicly comment on his recent ousting from the Big Apple. As such, he went on to thank James Dolan and the organization for the chance to coach, and asserted that he wants to continue coaching as well. He acknowledged it’s now time for both sides to move on.
But as Woodson begins searching and/or campaigning for another job, a role he won’t likely seek out is one with the Los Angeles Clippers. Amid owner Donald Sterling’s recent controversial comments, Woodson asserted that he would “absolutely not” work for the Clippers with Sterling still in town, if such a recording is as authentic as it appears to be.
But alas, in pondering what Doc Rivers and his team must do in order to carry on and remain focused on their playoff run, the former Knicks’ coach did not let his appearance go by without issuing a nice little Woody-ism of sorts for old time’s stake.
No, Woodson didn’t say Sterling is a big piece of the Clippers’ puzzle, or that the team shouldn’t kick him to the curb. Instead, he simply advised Coach Rivers and squad to “stay the course.”