-yahooMike Woodson has resigned as coach of the New York Knicks, ending his 3 season stay with the franchise.
Woodson and Knicks president Phil Jackson agreed on Tuesday for Woodson to end his stay with the Knicks, a source said. "It was a mutual decision to no longer coach the Knicks … conflicting visions of the club's future," the source said.
"He clearly felt it was best for the organization if he were not to continue as coach of the team. He did offer to stay," Jackson said in a brief news conference on the eve of the Knicks' being in a rocky playoff chase. "After a long discussion this afternoon, we did kind of agreed it was best for the organization to have new voice moving forward."
Woodson had a supporter in Carmelo Anthony coming off a career year for the Knicks a year ago.
The Knicks have won nine out of it's last 11 games and are set to play the Brooklyn Nets in a game which could be vital to it's playoff hopes.
Assistant Herb Williams, who formerly coached the Knicks last briefly in 2005 to 16-27 record, will take over as the interim coach for the rest of the season.
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