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Earlier this morning it was announced that Mike Woodson was fired as head coach of the Knicks.  We didn’t have a lot of details at the time (except getting a statement from Phil Jackson), but now we’re hearing from the man himself & one of his now former players, JR Smith.  Whether you liked Coach Woodson or not, it’s sad to see someone lose their job.  Check out what they both had to say….




Woodson had one year remaining on the three-year contract he signed with the Knicks before the 2011-12 season.

When asked how he was, Woodson said he was “doing fine.”

“I’m in my office packing as we speak,” he told ESPN. “I’m not really entertaining anything with the media right now. I’m just trying to clear my head. That’s what I’m doing. … I’m fine. I have been doing this a long time. I’m good, really good. It’s time to move on.”

Shooting guard J.R. Smith called the firing “sad.”

“He was great to me. I think I got a fair shake for the first time in a while under him,” Smith told ESPN. “He treated me how he wanted to be treated. It sucks, but there is nothing I can do about it.

“I think he did a great job. I think he did a good job with me. He responded to the players. It’s just a sad day for him, for me and my teammates.”

…”I don’t know what is fair or not,” Smith said of the firing. “I’m not the person dealing with fair or not. It would’ve been nice to see him get another year at least, but Phil Jackson has won a lot of championships and knows basketball so we have to trust in that.”