There are many questions surrounding the New York Knicks as we head into training camp, but Mike Woodson's job security is not one of them.
On March 14, Mike D'Antoni resigned, and Woodson was named the interim head coach. For the final month-and-a-half of the Knicks' season, he made an admirable effort to provide stability on the sidelines. Unfortunately for Woodson, no amount of team chemistry was going to stop the Miami Heat, and New York was ousted in the first round.
That's not going to be good enough in 2012-13. The Knicks' aspirations are higher, and the task is daunting. Not only must Woodson continue preaching toughness to his team, but he must also find a way to accommodate both Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire. That is a daunting task for any coach, much less one under the nose of an unforgiving media with championship expectations of its own.
Given what we've seen from Woodson and the way the Knicks treat their coaches, he shouldn't be on the hot seat quite so soon, though. Here are five reasons why we'll still see Woodson at the helm in 2013-14.