After New York Knickerbockers fell to the Portland Trail Blazers last night, I could sense that Knicks fans were starting to get a tad worried about things and that concern has spread to the players on the squad.
Recently, J.R. Smith spoke his concerns that the team should start to “panic” and last night, Knicks head coach Mike Woodson did his best to quiet down those thoughts.
Check out the below quote he gave to the fine folks over at the New York Post:
After the Indiana game, Smith said he felt like “panicking’’ because of the poor start. Woodson knocked him Sunday and went even further Monday after the morning shootaround at Portland’s Moda Center.
When asked if he was irritated by Smith’s panic remark, Woodson said: “To be sitting here after 12 games talking about I’m in a panic stage, I might need to punch him out and get it out of his thought process.”
The Knicks coach then smirked, but it wasn’t meant entirely as a big joke.
Watch out, J.R! I heard Mike might have a mean right hook!
Woodson image courtesy of YouTube