Saw this on another site and thought it was well worth posting:
"First of all, championship coaches have to develop over time. If you limit your search to only include those who have won a title, you're looking at a very small sample size.
Doc Rivers was viewed as a coaching failure in 2003 after the Magic got off to a 1-10 start, and was fired. We all know what he did later with the Celtics. If he hadn't been allowed time to develop, nobody would know he was capable of.
The main point is that you need fresh blood into the coaching ranks. One of the reasons that the NFL is so stagnant in both offensive and defensive playcalling is because they keep on recycling the same names, over and over and over.
Woodson has shown great development as a coach. Witness his record improving each and every year at the helm of the Hawks. After he took over from Pringles, the team went 18-6 (.750).
So, he absolutely deserves a few seasons to show what he can do. At this point, its impossible to say that he won't develop into a championship-level coach. Its the right move to give him a shot, and preserve some stability within the franchise."
He would have been told by the FO to give JR a large role so he has a good chance of staying.
I love what Woody has done in the regular season. I haven't seen Melo play that hard since '09. He really got the best out of everyone from an effort and commitment standpoint.
However, looking at other coaches with better track records (PJax, Jerry Sloan) wouldn't hurt at all. To the guys who are saying that we should resign Woody just for the sake of consistency within the organization, do you really think changing coaches now would destroy the team's chemistry and kill our chances for next season? In a span of about 30 games Woody transformed this roster to a gritty, defensive minded team. Just imagine what men like Jackson and Sloan can do with a full training camp and an 82-game season with the Knicks.
Oh STFU with the Fields **** the dude literally was handing the ball the Wade JR was bad but at least could get a shot off, Fields shot how many air balls that series
dont worry about the rest of the seiries worry about game 5.....WTF was woodson thinking ????????????? maybe this is why he does not get teams past the 2nd round...
and as for someone saying melo played his ass off....Melo got Dantonio to resign by not trying......A huge character flaw on melos part....but the guy is smart and knew if he did not step up he would like a fool....
If not, then why did he have double standard for accountability? How can a coach with double-stadards ever earn the total respect from all his players?
They do have a way to get their messages across through the media. Media are like a double edge sword; you can use them to your advantage or you can die a slow death as their headlines. If that has nothing to do with reality, then this thread has nothing to do with reality either, as it is quoted by many SOURCES!
You guys are crazy..........Woodson did not play JR as a sign of good faith to keep him here next year..............He played Smith the same way a 10 year old would in NBA2k..................he hoped JR would get got and start hitting....he ignored the stat line of other things that happen in a game....he closed his eyes and crossed his fingers JR would get hot......A PERFECT COACH TO TAKE US TO THE NEXT LEVEl...............
wOODSON DID NOT HAVE A SINGLE PLAY DESIGNED FOR novak ..............NOT A SINGLE PLAY............DOES THAT NOT CONCERN U