Mike Woodson

Mike Woodson (born March 24, 1958)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Indiana Hoosiers
Current conference: Big Ten Conference
Indiana record: 63-40 (.612)
Overall record^: 63-40 (.612)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present Indiana
2020-2021 New York Knicks (asst)
2014-2018 Los Angeles Clippers (asst)
2012-2014 New York Knicks
2011-2012 New York Knicks (asst)
2004-2010 Atlanta Hawks
2003-2004 Detroit Pistons (asst)
2001-2003 Philadelphia 76ers (asst)
1999-2001 Cleveland Cavaliers (asst)
1996-1999 Milwaukee Bucks (asst)

Mike Woodson Facts

  • Michael Dean Woodson
  • Born March 24, 1958
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Indiana University (BA, 1980)
  • Graduated from Broad Ripple HS in Indianapolis then went on to play for the Hoosiers and legendary coach Bob Knight
  • Drafted 12th overall in the 1980 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks; went on to play for eleven years in the NBA
    • Played for the Knicks (1980-81), New Jersey Nets (1981), Kansas City/Sacramento Kings (1982-86), Los Angeles Clippers (1986-88), Houston Rockets (1988-90) and Cleveland Cavaliers (1991)
    • Head coaches he played for include Red Holzman, Cotton FitzsimmonsPhil Johnson, Don Chaney and Gene Shue
  • Began his coaching career in 1996, spending much of the next 25 years working for various NBA franchises
    • Spent three years with the Milwaukee Bucks assisting Chris Ford and George Karl, two with the Cavaliers under his former IU teammate Randy Wittman, and then three years under Larry Brown (two in Philadelphia and one in Detroit)
      • Was an assistant coach for the Pistons team that won the 2004 NBA Championship
  • Hired in 2004 to be the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, going 217-304 in six years and reaching the NBA Playoffs three times
    • Was let go in 2010 and then, after a year away from the game, joined Mike D’Antoni’s staff with the New York Knicks in 2011
  • D’Antoni resigned in March 2011 and Woodson finished out that season as head coach, then spent two more years at the helm
    • Finished the 2010-11 season by going 18-6 and reaching the Playoffs, then went 54-28 the following year and reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals before losing to the Pacers 2-4
  • Woodson and staff were fired in April 2014; later that year he joined Doc Rivers’ staff with the Clippers and worked there for four seasons
    • Resigned in 2018 then spent two seasons away before returning to the Knicks as one of Tom Thibodeau’s assistants in 2020
  • In March 2021, Woodson was hired as the new head coach at his alma mater, Indiana, the first collegiate coaching role of his career
    • Has won 63 games through three seasons and led the Hoosiers to two NCAA Tournaments

Mike Woodson Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only