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Woodson not angry that Knicks spoke to Jackson about his job, says he could teach triangle

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    New York Knicks new team president Phil Jackson listens to a question during a news conference where he was introduced, at New York's Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Jackson signed a five-year contract that will reportedly pay him at least $12 million annually and said he will spend significant time in New York.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)The Associated Press

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    New York Knicks new team president Phil Jackson, right, shakes hands with Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan during a news conference where he was introduced, at New York's Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)The Associated Press

Mike Woodson isn't mad the New York Knicks wanted Phil Jackson for his job. And if Jackson wants a coach to run the triangle offense, Woodson knows someone who could do it.

Woodson says Wednesday he "absolutely" could teach it, though he said he could do it better if Jackson helped him.

Woodson spoke for the first time since the Knicks' news conference Tuesday, when he learned that Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan originally spoke to Jackson about coaching the team. Jackson wasn't interested, but the Knicks instead hired him as team president.

Jackson said he wouldn't insist on the triangle, the offense he used to win 11 championships as a coach. But he spoke passionately about the offense and its principles, so it may be his hope.