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Report: Mike Woodson, Mike Miller could join Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks staff

Knicks, Mike Woodson, Mike Miller, Tom Thibodeau

Mike Woodson and Mike Miller could join Tom Thibodeau as Thibs’ assistant coaches on the New York Knicks, per Ian Begley of SNY.

The Knicks interviewed Woodson and Miller for the team’s head-coaching job but ultimately gave it to Thibodeau, who has a strong rapport with New York president of basketball operations Leon Rose.

The Knicks also interviewed Mike Woodson, Knicks interim coach Mike Miller, ex-Nets coach and current Lakers assistant Jason Kidd, Golden State assistant Mike Brown, ex-Nets coach Kenny Atkinson, Bulls assistant Chris Fleming, Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley, San Antonio assistant Will Hardy, Philadelphia 76ers lead assistant Ime Udoka and Orlando Magic assistant Pat Delany.

Miller and Woodson have strong internal support to be added as assistants on Tom Thibodeau’s staff, according to SNY sources.

Woodson coached the Knicks for three seasons and compiled a record of 109-79. The 2012-13 New York team is the last club in franchise history to have a winning record and make the playoffs.

Woodson just so happened to be the coach of that Knicks team.

Miller, meanwhile, did a solid job this season after taking over for David Fizdale. It will be interesting to see if Thibodeau decides to hire Miller and Woodson or go in another direction. The former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves head coach has plenty of time to make his decision, as the 2020-21 season won’t start for a while.

Before the 2019-20 season was suspended in March, the Knicks racked up just 21 wins. They finished the campaign in 12th place in the Eastern Conference standings.