Hawks Choose Larry Drew as Coach

by June 12, 2010

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.”