Assistant coaches rarely speak on record to members of the media, partially because it’s discouraged by most teams but mostly because assistant coaches don’t have to and they’d rather do anything else in the world besides spending time in front of a reporter’s recorder.
Special occasions do allow for assistants to bend the rules a bit, such as the setup we saw in New York on Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Clippers visited the Knicks. Former Knicks head coach Mike Woodson was fired by Knick president Phil Jackson last spring, and Mike is currently an assistant on Doc Rivers’ Clipper staff. Woodson decided to go on record with a few statements about the current state of the Knicks – only after Rivers asked Woodson to act as the Clipper spokesman in the face of the media following the Clipper win.
And, because there is a slight difference of opinion involved and because New York and Los Angeles areRead More »from Former Knick coach Mike Woodson brought the heat when asked about his ex-team