Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 12/27/13
Only a day removed from the 29-point Christmas Day rout by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Mike Woodson, treated the New York Knicks’ current struggles like a long forgotten memory and predicted a second straight Atlantic Division title following practice on Thursday.“We won it last year,” the beleaguered head coach said, “and I expect us to win it this year.”Woodson’s confidence was based on the fact that the 9-and-19 Knicks play in a division that is so weak that they are 6-6 in their past 12 games. Forgetting that most of those wins have come against some of the worst teams in the NBA helped Woodson keep his sunny outlook. Woodson asked himself rhetorically, “Do I see some light at the end of the tunnel?” and answered, “I do.”The mediocrity of the division and a freakish amount of injuries to key players have probably helped excuse Woodson from losing his job—for now."The bottom line is I'm the coach of this team," he said. "I have very high standards in terms of what I do and what I
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