Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  10 responses

Will the Hawks Ink Woodson Long-Term?

Atlanta has surpassed all expectations thus far this season, to say the least, but head coach Mike Woodson has yet to get the contractual vote of confidence from management. He’s less than pleased: “Hawks coach Mike Woodson says he is comfortable with his contract status. Said Woodson, ‘I have no choice.’ Woodson is in the second year of a two-year deal granted him in June 2008 by general manager Rick Sund shortly after Sund’s hire. While the Hawks reached the second round of the playoffs last spring for the first time since the 1996-97 season, Woodson went into this season with no talk of an extension. The Hawks, who play Memphis Wednesday night at Philips Arena, have since gotten off to one of the best starts in team history. However, indications are that any new contract talks will still wait until season’s end. ‘Am I happy about it? No,’ Woodson said Tuesday. ‘But it is what it is. But I’m not going to sit here and complain about it by any means. I have this year on my contract and then I’m a free agent. They have not approached me, so obviously we’re going to play it out.”‘

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  • heartlandG

    Pay this man…Wtf!? tha Hawks was a joke fo he came ta town

  • albie1kenobi

    I wanna hear what our resident hawk fans have to say about this. The team’s success this year has been a pleasant surprise

  • http://www xiaonan

    maybe the executive wanna give MIKE some motivation in this year’s playoff.so they delay the extension of the contract.

  • Hawkace22

    Yes If they can make some noise in the play offs Woodson will most likely be re signed

  • http://www.teflinprague.com SAB

    “Hawks coach Mike Woodson says he is comfortable with his contract status” – and then pretty much everything after that contradicts that statement. strange.

  • JD

    Course he should B given an extension, he should’ve been a contender 4 COY last year

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    Let’s see where the Hawks end up at the end of the season.

  • ciroqobama

    Lets hear Lang’s take on this

  • Ree Roe

    Locally, us Hawks fans want to see what he does in the playoffs before he gets a new deal. We’re playin well now, but there’s a lot of season left for Woody to prove his worthiness of a new deal.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I say if he happens to lead the hawks to the eastern conference finals, he should get to name his price.