NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York Knicks are another game closer to a lost season, and one has to wonder if — or when — Mike Woodson will be shown the door.
The coach, squarely on the hot seat, was visited by Knicks owner James Dolan after Wednesday night’s 94-90 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers at Madison Square Garden, according to the New York Daily News.
The Daily News described a “heightened sense of anxiety” after the game, as added security outside the locker room tipped off that Dolan was “lingering” and “not happy.”
The Trail Blazers shot a poor 38 percent but still managed to pull it out. The Knicks shot just 40 percent, including 4 of 21 from beyond the arc.
“The situation, it is what it is right now,” forward Carmelo Anthony said after being held scoreless in the fourth quarter. He finished with 26 points.
The Knicks, who couldn’t beat the NBA-worst Bucks on Monday, lost their third straight, dropping them to 19-30 on the season.
“There’s no need to panic or anything like that,” Anthony said. “We’re losing basketball games, and we got to figure out a way to turn it around.”
Earlier Wednesday, Steve Popper of the Bergen Record reported that Woodson could be relieved of his duties ahead of the February 20 trade deadline.
But some of Popper’s tweets painted an even stronger picture.
The Knicks will host the Denver Nuggets on Friday before attempting to upset the league-best Oklahoma City Thunder on the road Sunday.
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