May 9, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) and head coach Mike Woodson (left) during the first half of game five in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Miami Heat of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

New York Knicks Officially Remove Interim Tag From Mike Woodson

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the New York Knicks and Mike Woodson have finalized a multi-year contract that will keep the coach in the Big Apple.

Isola reported via Twitter:

The Knicks have confirmed the deal in a press release.

Terms were not immediately disclosed, but  according to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the deal is for three years and could exceed $10 million.

Woodson had success after taking over for Mike D’Antoni, finishing the regular season with a 18-6 record.

Although the Knicks went only 1-4 in the postseason and were knocked out of the first round by the Miami Heat, Woodson had the backing of superstars Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.

Now the the coaching dilemma is solved, general manager Glen Grunwald’s next item of business is to deal with the slew of unrestricted free agents, which include point guard Jeremy Lin and forward Steve Novak.


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