The New York Knicks are sticking with what they’ve got. Which, at the moment, isn’t much.
The Knicks sit at 9-19 after a blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Christmas Day, tied with the equally dysfunctional Brooklyn Nets for 11th in the Eastern Conference.
However, Knicks owner James Dolan told his players Thursday that he has no trades or coaching shakeups in the works, according to ESPN.com.
Many have speculated that head coach Mike Woodson would be on the hot seat after his team’s underwhelming start, but Dolan reportedly assured his players that Woodson’s job is safe.
Though the Knicks and Nets share the NBA’s sixth-worst record, both are just three games out of first place in the Atlantic Divison, which has been by far the league’s worst this season. The Toronto Raptors lead the division at 11-15, and the Boston Celtics sit a half-game back at 12-17.
“The beauty about all of this that we’re going through is nobody’s running away with it in our division,” Woodson told reporters Thursday, “and I’m pushing our team to win our division still.”
The Knicks will play a back-to-back in Toronto on Friday and Saturday.