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Mike Woodson is IU men's basketball new head coach

New York Knicks assistant coach Mike Woodson accepted a deal to become the next head coach.
Credit: AP
FILE - Los Angeles Clippers' assistant coach Mike Woodson looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Philadelphia. Woodson, the only Knicks coach to win a playoff series in the last two decades and the last one to even reach the postseason, is coming back to New York as an assistant on Tom Thibodeau's staff. Woodson was one of the assistant coaches announced Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, by the Knicks, who hired Thibodeau as their coach last month. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The IU men's basketball team has their next head coach. 

New York Knicks assistant coach Mike Woodson accepted a deal to become the next IU head coach. 

IU confirmed the news in a tweet on Sunday. 

Woodson is an IU and Broad Ripple High School alum. 

Woodson scored more than 2,000 points over four seasons at IU before his NBA career, which includes positions as head coach with Atlanta and New York.