While he did his part, guiding the Knicks to a 30-15 record through Sunday’s cutoff date, Mike Woodson missed out on a chance to coach in the All-Star game for the first time in his career as the Heat’s Erik Spoelstra got the job with a win in Toronto that kept Miami atop the Eastern Conference.

Woodson, who said he had alternate vacation plans all along, insisted he wasn’t disappointed to miss out on the trip to Houston.

"No, not really," he said. "It would have been great if we were able to take my staff and I to Houston. I still live in Houston. I have a home there. I’ve been there for 26 years so, yeah, it would have been nice. But on the flip side it didn’t work out that way, so we move on to Plan B."

Rasheed sighting?

Rasheed Wallace was in the Knicks’ locker room before the game and refused to speak, citing his policy of not talking before games. Wallace has been out nearly two months, but Woodson said he could be back in uniform soon.

While there have been numerous false starts to this return from what was originally called a sore left foot and then became an acute stress reaction, Woodson said, "I just think [he’ll] be ready once the All Star break is [over]. For sure, Rasheed. I don’t know about [Marcus] Camby. They’ll continue to do their therapy work through the break. I’m hoping to have one of them back.’’