Mike D'Antoni Resigns as Coach of New York Knicks

Zachary D. RymerMLB Lead WriterMarch 14, 2012

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 04: Head coach Mike D'Antoni talks with Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks on March 4, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Celtics defeated the New York Knicks 115-111 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Elsa/Getty Images

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.