Knicks pick up the option on contract of coach Mike Woodson

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The Knicks picked up the option on coach Mike Woodson’s contract for the 2014-15 season.

Woodson led the Knicks to a 54-28 record last season and their first Atlantic Division title since 1994. He is 72-34 since taking over for Mike D’Antoni late in the 2011-12 season.

New general manager Steve Mills said in a statement Monday that after spending time with Woodson recently that it was ‘‘clear that picking up his option is an easy decision.’’

Also, LeBron James took time off this summer, got married a couple weeks ago and spent time globetrotting about while tending to his many business interests.

The NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player also said he had time to work on his game, saying, ‘‘I got better.’’

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