Mike Woodson, who was a candidate for the Knicks' head coaching search, will not return to the Clippers as an assistant next year, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Woodson lost the Knicks' head coach job to David Fizdale, but the former Knicks head coach said he wouldn't be opposed to make his MSG reunion as an assistant.
After all, he has unfinished business in New York.
"I don't want to hide the fact I'd love to be back," Woodson said last month when he was considered for the head coach position. "I'd like to finish what I started. At the end of the day, you want to come to New York, based on my body of work there. I want it to be mutual. I want them to want me. I hope they call me."
Fizdale has yet to name his assistants for next season, which means Woodson could certainly be in the discussion now. As Wojnarowski points out, Woodson is a great defensive coach to go on top of his head coaching experience.
The 60-year-old Woodson has been coaching in the NBA since 1996, and has spent time as either an assistant or head coach of seven different teams. With the Knicks, Woodson took two of his four teams to the playoffs, making it as far as the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012-13 season.