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Knicks Coaching Staff Fired After 'Extremely Difficult' Season

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TWC News: Knicks Coaching Staff Fired After 'Extremely Difficult' Season
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New Knicks President Phil Jackson is cleaning house and announced Monday he is firing the team's entire coaching staff, starting with head coach Mike Woodson.

Last year, Woodson coached the Knicks to a divisional championship, and appeared confident the team could compete for a title in the 2013-14 season.

However, last week, the Knicks played their final game of a highly disappointing campaign, winning just 37 games and failing to reach the playoffs. This, despite a late season turnaround.

In a statement, Jackson said, in part, "The coaches and players on this team had an extremely difficult 2013-14 season, and blame should not be put on one individual. But the time has come for change throughout the franchise as we start the journey to assess and build this team for next season and beyond."

This marks the first major basketball decision for Jackson.

He says the search for a new coaching staff will begin immediately.

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