Mike Woodson's future in doubt

— -- While it is widely believed that the New York Knicks have already made the decision to move on from coach Mike Woodson, sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that nothing will be announced this weekend.

Woodson's fate is likely to be announced early next week.

Sources close to the situation told ESPN Marc Stein that Woodson is "bracing" for the worst, especially after the Knicks conducted exit interviews with their players Thursday without the coach present.

It is believed, however, that Woodson has not been told of his fate.

Earlier Friday, a league source told ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley that Woodson is not interested in having a face-to-face meeting with team president Phil Jackson until he gets further clarification on his status.

The Knicks' subpar performance this season has led to widespread speculation about Woodson's future with the team.

On Wednesday, the coach said he'd like a resolution on whether he will return next season as soon as possible.

Also Friday on "SportsCenter," ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said Woodson would prefer that Jackson reach out to his agent if he's going to fire him rather than having a face-to-face meeting to inform him that he's being let go.

The widespread belief in NBA coaching circles remains that the job will be Steve Kerr's if he wants it, as reported by Stein from the day Phil Jackson was introduced as Knicks president in March.

Former Los Angeles Lakers and current Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher also has been mentioned as a possibilty as a coach, or for a front-office position.

Fisher said going into this season, his 18th, that it would be his last as a player, but it's believed that he prefers a future on the executive side to coaching.

Information from ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley was used in this report.