Mike Woodson has been hired (most likely) as an assistant coach on Tom Thibodeau’s coaching staff. This will only help bolster the defense on this team as we now have two strong defensive-minded coaches.
Lets look at Woodson’s HC tenure with the Knicks (via Wikipedia):
On August 29, 2011, the New York Knicks announced that Mike Woodson was hired as an assistant coach under head coach Mike D’Antoni. On March 14, 2012, Woodson was named interim head coach after D’Antoni’s resignation. In his debut as interim head coach that night, the Knicks crushed the Portland Trail Blazers by a score of 121 to 79. Woodson was named the full-time head coach of the Knicks on May 25, 2012. The Knicks ended the season strongly under Mike Woodson, going 18–6 for an overall season record of 36–30, though they would lose 4–1 against the Miami Heat.
In the 2012–13 season, the Knicks under Woodson compiled a record of 54–28 and secured the second seed in the Eastern Conference. They reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals, where they lost to the Indiana Pacers in six games.
The Knicks struggled to a 3–13 start in the 2013–2014 season and the team never fully recovered, finishing with a record of 37–45, and missing the playoffs for the first time in four seasons.
On April 21, 2014, Woodson was fired from the New York Knicks head coaching position along with his entire coaching staff after two and a half seasons
Expect more updates on the other assistant coaches in the next few weeks. Supposedly there will be a variety of coaches on the staff, and I’m sure Rose, Thibs, and the rest of the staff will work together to create a strong mix of offensive, defensive, and player development coaches.