Knicks assistant coach Mike Woodson named Indiana University's new head coach

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Mike Woodson claps hands while coaching Clippers game
Mike Woodson claps hands while coaching Clippers game

Knicks assistant coach Mike Woodson's journey with the University of Indiana is coming full circle.

The school announced on Sunday that Woodson, a former Hoosier himself, will be the team's new head coach.

SNY's Ian Begley added earlier that the Knicks weren't expected to prevent Woodson from taking the job.

Woodson played for Bob Knight at Indiana during his college years. He scored over 2,000 points while playing for the Hoosiers before his pro career began.

The Knicks will be losing a valuable assistant with years of coaching and playing knowledge, especially the one assistant coach who signed on with Thibs almost immediately when he was named the team's new head coach.

Woodson's path in the NBA had him return to the Knicks twice after getting drafted by the team 12th overall in 1980 -- first in 2011 as an assistant that led to being head coach and just this past year.

Now another former team is calling him home.