Mike D'Antoni has resigned as head coach of the New York Knicks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Wojnarowski reported the news on Twitter:
Mike D'Antoni has resigned as New York Knicks coach, a source tells Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 14, 2012
The Knicks are mired in a six-game losing streak that has dropped their record to 18-24. Chris Broussard of ESPN.com reported on Tuesday night that D'Antoni had lost the respect of the Knicks' players.
Wojnarowski reports that assistant coach Mike Woodson will take over as the Knicks' new head coach:
Assistant coach Mike Woodson will take over as the Knicks interim coach, a source tells Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 14, 2012
Woodson coached the Atlanta Hawks for six seasons, leading them to the playoffs three times.