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Knicks coach Woodson will have to cancel his vacation if Heat lose to Raptors

Feb 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

New York Knicks coach Woodson reacts during Game 1 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference playoff against Miami Heat in Miami Reuters

Gregg Popovich locked up the head coaching spot for the Western Conference All-Stars a few days ago, by ensuring that his Spurs will have the best record in the conference after the Feb. 3 deadline has passed.

In the East, however, it’s going to come down to the final day.

After the Knicks put a beating on the embarrassment that is the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, New York found itself with a record of 30-15, just percentage points back of Miami for first place in the Eastern Conference standings.

The Heat sit at 29-14, and play in Toronto on Sunday against the Raptors. If Miami wins, Erik Spoelstra will coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars. If they lose, Mike Woodson will have to cancel his vacation.

From Marc Berman of the New York Post:

Woodson said he won’t watch the game and admitted he already has plane reservations for a warm-weather city for the weekend. But he said he would be happy to divert to Houston.

“If Miami happens to slip up and lose [today], we go to Houston to coach the All-Star team,’’ Woodson said. “That will be a great achievement for me. It will be an honor.’’

Woodson would certainly be fine with a midseason vacation, but make no mistake — he’d much rather spend that weekend in Houston.

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