Carmelo Anthony, Jeremy Lin & Knicks Head Coach Mike Woodson All Meet Up In Cali

Yesterday on Twitter I was discussing now that the Heat are NBA Champions, casual fans need a new Villainous team to root against.

The Knicks would be that perfect team, but they have to be more of a threat in the Eastern Conference. That may start with making sure Melo and Lin can co-exist.

Head coach Mike Woodson is trying to make sure that happens.

Jeremy Lin — with Coach Mike Woodson wining and dining the point guard at a fancy Beverly Hills steakhouse … and TMZ has the footage.

Woodson — who just took over the team at the end of regular season — seemed pretty chummy with Jeremy as the two exited Mastro’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills … one of the best (and most expensive) restaurants in town.

But Woodson didn’t come alone — Knicks stars Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler joined the two for dinner.