Mike Woodson

NBA Assistant Coach of the Los Angeles Clippers

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Methodical, disciplined, and results-driven are a few of the words that have been used to describe Mike Woodson’s style of play and coaching.  Insightful and engaging, Woodson discusses how those qualities—coupled with an understanding of “the fundamentals”—can create opportunities for growth and success in any leadership capacity.

About Mike Woodson

Mike Woodson grew up in Indiana and played collegiate basketball under Bob Knight at Indiana University (IU). Woodson continued on to the Professional circuit, where he was selected 12th overall by the New York Knicks in the 1980 NBA Draft and played in the league for 11 impactful years.

In 2011, the New York Knicks announced Mike Woodson as an assistant coach and, later, interim head coach. Woodson was named the full-time head coach of the Knicks for the 2012-13 season, during which the Knicks compiled a record of 54-28 and secured the second seed in the Eastern Conference. Currently, Coach Woodson is an Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Most importantly, Coach Woodson is known as a man of accountability, sportsmanship, as well as an advocate for player and personal development. He founded The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational to create a special summer experience for basketball coaches, players and enthusiasts. The three-day destination brings together Coach Woodson’s friends, family and colleagues to enjoy time with each other and support a strong charitable cause.

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  • Leadership On and Off the Court

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