The New York Knicks put on a full court press this weekend to kiss the ass of their #1 free agent -- Jeremy Lin -- with Coach Mike Woodson wining and dining the point guard at a fancy Beverly Hills steakhouse ... and TMZ has the footage.
Woodson -- who just took over the team at the end of regular season -- seemed pretty chummy with Jeremy as the two exited Mastro's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills ... one of the best (and most expensive) restaurants in town.
But Woodson didn't come alone -- Knicks stars Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler joined the two for dinner.
Lin -- who broke out as a superstar last year -- becomes a free agent in just a couple of weeks ... and Woodson has already announced that he wants Jeremy to be his starting point guard next season.
So what does it mean for Lin? Money ... lots and lots of money ... and steak.