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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 1:00 pm  |  14 responses

Mike Woodson Wants to Coach the Houston Rockets

The former Hawks bench boss really, totally wants Rick Adelman’s old job. Like, seriously. Though, there will be quite a bit of competition for the gig. From Fox Sports: “[Mike] Woodson played for the Rockets from 1988-1991 and still owns a home in Katy. ‘I have big-time interest in it, I mean absolutely,’ Woodson said. ‘It’s a young team that I think has room for growth. I think it’s a team that you add a piece or two here or there and you got a chance to compete in the West. The fact that I’ve had an opportunity to build a young team in Atlanta, I think I fit right in in terms of being able to come right in and coach that team up.’ When Woodson took over the Hawks in 2004 his first team won 13 games. Five years later Atlanta won 53 games, the club’s best season in 13 years. ‘When you’re dealing with young people you’ve got to be able to relate to them,’ Woodson said. ‘When you got 12 different guys on the team that view things sort of differently and as a head coach it’s my job to try to get everybody on the same page and in doing that I’ve got to teach. I can only relate to my past experience here in Atlanta. When I took over that team it was a gutted team. This team is not a gutted team. This team has pretty good personnel right off the bat. I had a young team of 18, 19, 20 year-old young men that I had to teach. We had to do a lot of teaching from a fundamental standpoint in terms of how to play hard and to play at this level.’ In Woodson’s first three years with the Hawks his record was 69-177. His final three years in Atlanta Woodson was 137-109.”

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  • riggs

    ehhhh i dunno…

  • Charles

    Try 5-6 pieces.

  • RV

    i’d like to know what 5 or 6 pieces are needed. PG,SG,PF are set, both back up and starting spots. They just need another 3 to pair up with budinger and a starting center.

  • Coney Islander

    #FREE YAO MING!!! lol

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    I’d love to see how he transforms Adelman’s beautiful offense into a predictable iso set

  • TheBarberShop

    Please no.

  • Sparker

    “I have big-time interest in it, I mean absolutely. The fact that I’ve had an opportunity to shave my eyebrows in Atlanta, I think I fit right in in terms of being able to come right in and coach that team up.”

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    The Rockets Want Rick Adelman to Coach, but the Owner and General Manager are Dumb@sses.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    noooooooooo

  • Tupac+Biggie

    lol@sparker

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    Woody is a good enough coach to get you to the playoffs, and not good enough to win anything once you get there. I wonder how Iso-Kevin Martin is going to work.

  • Anonymosdef

    Co-sign the Bear

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Mike Woodson should coach Minnesota, they’ve got a lot more potential as a young team than the Rockets.

  • MikeC.

    ^And Beasley would love going to work running iso plays every time down the floor. It might actually work.

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