His seat might be a blazing inferno, but give New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson credit for one thing—he definitely knows his franchise.
He knows his city, too, and the all-too-inviting temptations it holds.
So Woodson's doing what he can to protect his players from the potential pitfalls that line the New York City streets. After seeing his team get torn apart in its last two noon home games, he's reportedly going to keep his players holed up in an area hotel on Friday night before Saturday's noon tipoff with the Memphis Grizzlies, via Peter Botte of the New York Daily News.
"Yeah, we’ve had those troubles and you know, we’re going to all get together tonight and huddle together,” Woodson said, via Botte. "I’m not going to let them hang out. We’re going to all get together, ourselves, as a team."