Herb Williams Rumors
The future of Herb Williams, however, is uncertain. Williams joined the Knicks coaching staff days after Jeff Van Gundy resigned in Dec. 2001 and has worked on the staffs of Don Chaney, Lenny Wilkens, Larry Brown, Isiah Thomas, Mike D’Antoni and now Woodson.
Sources say the All-Star break would be the ideal time for the Knicks to make a midseason change, if they elect to do so. The move would allow a new assistant coaching staff and Williams to become acclimated with each other while the team is off from Feb. 13-18. The Knicks have three games left before the break, at home tonight against Denver, at Oklahoma City on Sunday and back home against Sacramento next Wednesday. Losses in all three would likely seal Woodson’s fate.
If the Knicks were to make a coaching change, one team source indicated that Herb Williams and Allan Houston could both be promoted to the roles of head coach and assistant head coach, respectively. Whether that change suddenly turns Chandler into a better help defender and Felton into a serviceable and in-shape point guard remains to be seen.