Woodson just misses All-Star honor

Though the Knicks won on Saturday, improving to 30-15, the Heat's victory over the Raptors on Sunday made Miami's Erik Spoelstra -- not New York's Mike Woodson -- the head coach of the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

Miami is 30-14, a half-game better than the Knicks.

Woodson would've been the Knicks' first All-Star coach since Jeff Van Gundy in 2000.

Woodson has plans to travel to a warm-weather city during the break, but Tyson Chandler had hoped his coach's itinerary would land him in Houston, site of All-Star Weekend (Feb. 15-17).

"He can find a golf course in Houston," Chandler said.

The Knicks could have as many as four players representing the team during All-Star Weekend. Chandler and Carmelo Anthony are on the East squad, Steve Novak is a candidate for the 3-point shootout and James White could be in the dunk contest.

The All-Star Saturday Night participants will be decided by the NBA and announced Thursday. According to reports, East captain Dwyane Wade has already recommended Novak and White.

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