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Mike Woodson says he shouldn't be in danger of getting fired

Knicks head coach Mike Woodson watches as the

Knicks head coach Mike Woodson watches as the Knicks play the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Nov. 16, 2013) Credit: Ray Stubblebine

Mike Woodson said the Knicks are competing harder lately and will start winning games, and talk about his job being in jeopardy should stop.

"It shouldn't be a discussion," Woodson said on ESPN Radio Thursday. "I'm not going to go into any more detail about it. We got new faces this year. Everybody's still trying to figure out one another. I'm trying to figure out guys as a coach and the chemistry is not quite there yet. We're still working through some things."

The Knicks are 3-8, have dropped four straight overall and six in a row at home. He's heard the "Fire Wood-son!" chants at the Garden, although there were none during Wednesday night's 103-96 overtime loss to the Pacers.

Playing without Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton, the Knicks led Indiana in the final seconds of regulation, but Iman Shumpert committed an ill-advised foul on Paul George as he was shooting a three.

"I'm the Knick head coach and understanding that we have had shortcomings in terms of what has happened to our ballclub -- not having J.R. [Smith] the first five games and losing Tyson and Raymond the last couple of games. It's a part of our game. I'm going to continue to coach this team and eventually I'm going to get us over this hump and get us back on the winning track."

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