Mike Woodson, Indiana University

Coach Mike Woodson Expected To Stay At Indiana University

The Hoosiers are 17-13 and trying to advance in the Big Ten tournament.

Former New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson, who is currently the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers, is reportedly keeping his job at the university after a season where the team didn’t do as well as the past two years.

According to The Indy Star, there are no plans to get rid of Woodson, based on a source with the Indiana University athletic department. The news of the team keeping Woodson was revealed before they went out and beat the Golden Gophers 70-58 as they won their third straight game on March 6.

The Hoosiers are 17-13 and trying to advance in the Big Ten tournament, hoping to play well into the NCAA tournament later this month.

In the three seasons that Woodson has led the team, he has an overall record of 61-39, including the team finishing in second place in the Big Ten Conference last year. The team made it to the NCAA tournament’s second round before being eliminated. Woodson’s record as a head coach at Indiana is 3-2 in the Big Ten tournament and 2–2 in the NCAA tournament.

Yahoo Sports reported that if the school decided to get rid of Woodson, they would have had to pay him $12.6 million in a buyout. The school would have been obligated to pay him $1 million yearly.

Woodson is an alum of Indiana, playing his collegiate career there before embarking on an 11-year NBA career. He played for the basketball team from 1976 to 1980, playing 104 games. After his career on the basketball court, he went into the coaching ranks, where Woodson coached several teams for 30 years. He also was the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks. He coached the Knicks in 2012 when he helped the team win 54 games, a franchise record.

This position is the third time he has been hired as head coach.

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