You gotta give the New York Knicks embattled head coach some credit for still believing in his team, when they seem to not believe in themselves.
Mike Woodson’s seat as the coach of the Knicks is on fire right now, but that’s not stopping him from continuing to have expectations for his underachieving ballclub.
The Knicks are currently 9-19, and in most seasons would already be preparing for the summer. This is not most seasons, and with the Raptors leading the Atlantic Division with a 11-15 record, Mike Woodson told the New York Post that he still expects his team to win the division.
“Do I see some light at the end of the tunnel? I do,” Woodson said. “I think eventually we’ll get where we need to get, based on our last 12 games. Eventually we’ll get healthy and we’ll see how it all plays out.”
Starting with the back-to-back routs of the Nets and Magic, the Knicks are 6-6 in their last dozen games.
“The beauty of all this is nobody’s running away with it in [the Atlantic] division,” Woodson said. “I’m pushing our team to win our division still. We won it last year. I expect us to win it this year.’’