AP Source: Knicks, Woodson could agree this week

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the New York Knicks and coach Mike Woodson are finalizing a multiyear deal that could be announced this week.

Woodson led the Knicks to an 18-6 record and a first-round playoff loss to Miami as the interim coach after replacing Mike D’Antoni on March 14. The Knicks’ victory in Game 4 of the series snapped an NBA-record, 13-game postseason losing streak that dated to 2001.

Top players Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler all endorsed Woodson’s return and will get their wish, the person tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract is not finished yet. The New York Post reported Tuesday that the sides were committed to getting the deal done before the Memorial Day weekend.

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