Knicks pick up 2014-15 option on Woodson's deal

The Associated PressSeptember 30, 2013
Knicks pick up 2014-15 option on Woodson's deal
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Head Coach Mike Woodson of the New York Knicks looks on against the Indiana Pacers during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York Knicks have picked up the option on coach Mike Woodson's contract for the 2014-15 season.

Woodson led the Knicks to a 54-28 record last season and their first Atlantic Division title since 1994. He is 72-34 since taking over for Mike D'Antoni late in the 2011-12 season, a .679 winning percentage that is second-best in franchise history.

New general manager Steve Mills said in a statement Monday that after spending time with Woodson recently that it was ''clear that picking up his option is an easy decision.''