Apr 11, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson looks on as forward Carmelo Anthony (7) sits on the bench before the start of their game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Knicks beat the Raptors 108-100. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Rumors: Mike Woodson 'Bracing' for Worst on job status

All season long many had believed that New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson has been coaching on borrowed time.

Now it looks as the reality of the situation for Woodson has finally sunk in.

Apr 15, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson looks on during the first quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN’s Chris Broussard and Marc Stein report: that sources close to the situation told ESPN that Woodson is “bracing” for the worst, especially after the Knicks conducted exit interviews with players Thursday without the coach present.

Woodson is set to meet with Phil Jackson sometime next week and a decision on Woodson’s job status is likely to be made early in the week.

However it is also been reported that Woodson is not interested in having a face-to-face meeting with Jackson until he gets further clarification on his status.

That’s not likely to happen unless he gets a swift kick out of the door.

On Friday on “SportsCenter,” ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said Woodson would prefer that Jackson reach out to his agent if he’s going to fire him rather than have a face-to-face meeting to do so.

I also reported earlier in the week that Woodson likely knows he is gone as his assistant coaches were not informed that they will return for next season.

If Woodson is let go, which in all likelihood he will be, reports yesterday suggested that current TNT analyst Steve Kerr expects to be offered the job and will accept it.

Only one thing is for sure though and that is the fact that we will finally get some clarity on the Woodson drama sometime next week.


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