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[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] chairman James Dolan told New York players in a meeting Thursday that there are no trades or changes to the coaching staff forthcoming, ESPN.com has learned.

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that Dolan gathered the team before the first practice in the wake of New York's embarrassing 29-point home loss to Oklahoma City on Christmas Day largely in an attempt to hush the growing speculation about coach Mike Woodson's job security following the Knicks' 9-19 start.


The discussion came amid increasing signs the Knicks' effort and focus under Woodson is waning on top of the significant injury issues that have plagued them all season.


It's believed Dolan took the step in an attempt to persuade Woodson's players to band together and throw their full support behind the embattled coach to help dig New York out of the sizable hole it finds itself with essentially one-third of the regular season in the books, the sources said.
Not only the worst owner in all of sports but maybe the worst owner of any business ever. No accountability


I find it ironic he wants to be the voice of reason now but didn't back the team in such a way prior to acquiring Melo. Matter of fact he would board team flights and pay surprise locker room visits threatening them. This was when players actually were trying to give effort. Such a backwards Dyslexic owner of the worst kind