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How is Mike Woodson still the coach of the Knicks? The demise of the Nets, of course!

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Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that, among other things, that "the demise of the rival Nets" has kept head coach Mike Woodson employed by the Knicks.

The Knicks sit a half-game from the bottom of the league's worst division at 9-20, while the Nets stand at 10-19. It has been reported multiple times over the past few years that Knicks owner James Dolan is obsessed with being better than the Nets and the team's owner Mikhali Prokhorov.

Berman also reports that injuries, namely J.R. Smith and his struggle to recover from offseason knee surgery, and a lack of a viable interim coach has kept Woodson on the sidelines "for the near future."

He went on to note that changes will likely come in the offseason, when Jeff and Stan Van Gundy along with Lionel Hollins will be available to hire. So, while things aren't going well "on the other side of the river," it's the Nets' struggles that have helped to keep one man's job, while another's, as reported, hangs in the balance.