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Indiana Hoosiers to hire Mike Woodson as head coach

Feb 8, 2020; Bloomington, Indiana, USA; Indiana Hoosiers legendary coach Bob Knight with Mike Woodson during a halftime tribute to former IU players and Coach Knight at halftime of the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana is expected to hire New York Knicks assistant Mike Woodson as the Hoosiers’ next head coach, multiple outlets reported Sunday.

Woodson, 63, is an Indianapolis native who was a star player for the Hoosiers under coach Bob Knight from 1976-80.

ESPN reported that Woodson is finalizing a six-year contract, with a formal announcement expected on Sunday.

Woodson’s head coaching experience includes parts of three seasons with the Knicks (2012-14) and six seasons with the Atlanta Hawks (2004-10). He posted an overall record of 315-365 with five playoff appearances. He joined Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks staff in September.

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He replaces Archie Miller in Bloomington. Indiana fired Miller on March 15 after a 12-15 season. He was 67-58 in four seasons with the Hoosiers, including a 33-44 record in the Big Ten.

Indiana missed the NCAA Tournament for the fifth consecutive season this year.

Woodson averaged 19.8 points and 5.6 rebounds in 104 games with the Hoosiers.

Drafted in the first round (12th overall) by New York in 1980, he averaged 14.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 786 NBA games with the Knicks, New Jersey Nets, Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers.

–Field Level Media