I am extremely excited to add a player of Joe's background to our teamHawks get Joe Johnson from Suns Aug 19, 2005
I looked at the Atlanta Hawks as a situation where I could go in with a friend of mine and new ownership and put my stamp on and try to build something as a teamMike Woodson begins Hawks' job Jul 08, 2004
Marcus Thornton was definitely the story of the game. We really didn't have an answer for himNBA: New Orleans 96, Atlanta 88 Nov 22, 2009
It was one of those knockdown, drag-out games, and we were just fortunate that we came out on topNBA: Atlanta 80, Dallas 75 Dec 06, 2009
I consider Mike D'Antoni to be one of the top coaches in our game and I am thankful for this opportunityWoodson joins Knicks' staff Aug 29, 2011
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Michael Dean "Mike" Woodson (born March 24, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a retired American basketball player and former head coach of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks.
Woodson took over the job from Terry Stotts prior to the 2004-05 NBA season. He came to the Hawks after a stint as an assistant coach on the 2003-04 Detroit Pistons NBA Championship team and was a long-time assistant under Larry Brown. Woodson was known for getting the most of defensive players, allowing teams coached by him and Brown to limit opponents to just under 42% shooting. Woodson played college basketball at Indiana University and was a protege of legendary coach Bob Knight. He was the leading scorer on the 1979 Indiana team that won the NIT championship.