The New York Knicks are not quietly confident of a title, they are boldly stating their aspirations for the coming season. Head coach Mike Woodson believes the mix of (mostly) old and new will give the Knicks the edge they’ve been looking for against their Eastern Conference rivals. Speaking at the team’s media day yesterday, Woodson told reporters that he’s coached young teams in Atlanta which is why he banks on experience.
“Young guys aren’t winning an NBA title,’’ Woodson said yesterday during Media Day. “I’ve experienced that now taking a young team, that Hawks team. Yes, [the Hawks] improved and got better, but were we going to take the next step to win a title? No we weren’t. I think [the Knicks have] as legitimate a shot as anybody in the NBA to reach that goal. A lot of good things have to happen: No. 1 staying healthy and guys buying into the system. But I like the makeup of our ballclub in terms of the veterans.’’