Craig Hodges will not be brought back as head coach of the New York Knicks' D-League team. Hodges took over as head coach of the Westchester Knicks for the final four games of the regular season after Kevin Whitted was fired. Hodges was initially hired last fall to serve as an assistant on Westchester's staff. It is unclear at this point who Westchester GM Allan Houston will target...
Phil Jackson brought Craig Hodges in to coach the D-League Westchester Knicks in the middle of the year to teach New York's up-and-comers the triangle. Apparently, that short-term change was just that: short-term.According to ESPN's Ian Begley, Hodges is now out as coach of the Knicks' D-League affiliate. Here's more from the report:(h/t ESPN.)
The Westchester Knicks of the D-League have fired Kevin Whitted as head coach. Craig Hodges will take over head coaching duties for the final games of the season. The two coaches had tension throughout the season running the triangle offense with the second-worst record in the D-League. Whitted, a first-year coach, was hired by Westchester general manager Allan Houston, his former...
Phil Jackson came to an historic New York Knicks franchise in desperate need of culture change and change has been coming, not just in management, coaching and player personnel, but everywhere and he hasn’t been waiting to start the rebuild from the ground up and the ground is in Westchester County with the Knicks brand new D-League Affiliate. Assistant Coach Craig Hodges sheds...
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