facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Drew named Atlanta Hawks head coach

June 13, 2010 at 3:38 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, June 13 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Hawks named Larry Drew as the team's new head coach Sunday, replacing the fired Mike Woodson.

Drew has been Atlanta's top assistant for the past six years. The terms of his contract weren't announced.

"After aggressively going through the interview process with all of the candidates it became clear, with his knowledge of the game as well as his experience as player and assistant coach, he had the qualities we were looking for to lead our club," said Hawks general manager and vice president Rick Sund.

Drew, also a former assistant with the Lakers, Pistons, Wizards and Nets, takes over a team that went 53-29 this season but were swept out of the playoffs by the Orlando Magic in the second round.

Woodson was fired after that exit, ending his Hawks career with a 206-286 record.

Topics: Mike Woodson
© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Cung Le recieves 9-month ban from UFC for HGH use Cung Le recieves 9-month ban from UFC for HGH use
2
Despite rumors, ESPN's Jon Gruden not interested in Raiders head coaching gig Despite rumors, ESPN's Jon Gruden not interested in Raiders head coaching gig
3
Former Patriot Rodney Harrison says Tom Brady looks 'scared to death' Former Patriot Rodney Harrison says Tom Brady looks 'scared to death'
4
Member of the Dallas Cowboys being investigated for sexual assault Member of the Dallas Cowboys being investigated for sexual assault
5
All eyes on Bridgewater as Vikings get ready to invade Green Bay
Trending News
x
Feedback