Debacle In Closing Seconds Should Get New York Knicks' Head Coach Mike Woodson Fired

By Steven Carollo
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I honestly do not believe or understand what I just saw.

At the end of the New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards game on Monday, December 16, the Knicks had a 1-point lead, 101-100, with 24 seconds left in the game.

Then Wizards Bradley Beal would hit a layup, as the Knicks once again show how bad they are defensively, with six seconds left to give the Wizards a 102-101 lead.

So usually what follows in this situation is a timeout to advance the ball past half court without taking time off the clock. Instead, the Knicks chose to inbound it to Carmelo Anthony in their own backcourt and then proceeded to lackadaisically push the ball up the court, like Anthony had no idea how little time was left on the clock. Then after seeing there was only three seconds left, he rushed to the three-point line and put up a horrible running shot that resulted in a brick to end the game, resulting in a 102-101 Knicks loss.

I’m sorry but even though I am a Mike Woodson supporter, I want him to be fired after that debacle.

The players are a reflection of the head coach and for your team not to have any awareness out there on the court, and looking like a bunch of individuals playing for a paycheck, for a Knicks team that is “supposed” to win the division this year and be a threat in the playoffs is inexcusable. Plus, the last time I checked, the head coach is allowed to call a timeout, and for Woodson to even lack the awareness of how little time was left on the clock tells me that he is just not into his job as Knicks head coach anymore.

The Knicks are now 7-17 in the worst division in the NBA and are still only four games out of first place. This team needs a spark and consistency in the worst way and as quick as possible, and the best spark that could happen right now is a change in head coach.

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