Saturday, June 12th, 2010 at 10:40 am  |  7 responses

Hawks Choose Larry Drew as Coach

Yahoo! is reporting that the Hawks have hired assistant coach Larry Drew to become the team’s next coach. Drew’s contract will be for two guaranteed seasons with an option for a third season, worth about $1.2 million per season. This officially makes Drew the lowest-paid coach in the League: “The Atlanta Hawks have promoted assistant Larry Drew to become their next head coach, sources told Yahoo! Sports. Drew agreed to a three-year contract with the Hawks, sources said. Drew has been a Hawks assistant for six seasons and has 16 years of coaching experience but has never been a head coach. Drew, who also played 10 seasons in the NBA, was popular with the Hawks players, which helped him land the job after Mike Woodson was fired following a second-round loss to the Orlando Magic.”

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  • The D Train

    Lowest-paid coach in the league, huh. Lang and the ATL fans are sure to be shocked.

  • Clay

    Atlanta shouldn’t have hired someone popular with the players necessarily. On the bright side, the Hawks aren’t going to pay him all that much.

  • The Philosopher

    Mo Cheeks Jr.

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com Don

    See, this is EXACTLY why Atlanta cannot win any meaningful basketball games.

  • gkchump

    Uh oh. I feel a 2000 word essay from Lang on the way. This will be the biggest story in basketball.

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    wait a sec. they fire a coach who let them to improving records each year, without a real plan? so they hire their assistant coach? wow!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    WHAT? Isn’t that almost exactly like what happened with Detroit? (Except for the coaching experience?)