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Mike Woodson Still Has The Locker Room, But Only By A Thread

Source: Dan Feldman, NBC Sports

WoodsonSometimes, its the sign of larger discord players lashing out in rebellion of a coach they no longer trust to corral them.

Which is the case in New York?

The man whose job depends on the answer gives the expected response. Knicks coach Mike Woodson, via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com:

I dont think I have lost the locker room, Woodson said during his weekly spot on The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show on ESPN New York 98.7. I dont think I have lost players from an individual standpoint. What I have lost is a Tyson Chandler and a Raymond Felton, that is what I have lost from my starting team.

And I dont know if you can go on any roster and take two starters out of their roster and they still survive, Woodson added. They might play in spurts like we are doing today. I am not making excuses, but I would sure love to take my chances with Tyson and Raymond in my lineup.

If Woodson has the locker room, hes holding on by a thread, because thats true of everyone coaching a team that is falling so far short of its goals.


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