Mike Woodson Rumors
Hennigan ultimately conducted face-to-face interviews with four candidates from outside the Magic. In addition to Skiles and former Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks coach and current Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Mike Woodson, the Orlando Sentinel has learned that Hennigan also met with former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson and current Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg.
Before turning full attention back to Skiles, Hennigan met with Los Angeles Clippers assistant Mike Woodson in Southern California over the weekend, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
For all the attributes and the successful head-coaching pedigree that made Woodson an intriguing candidate to Orlando management, it appears that it became too difficult for him to overcome the relationships, history and head start that Skiles had all the way to the highest reaches of Orlando’s organization.