Found May 13, 2013 on
More than a week after getting bounced from the NBA playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks are still trying to figure out who's going to coach them next season.
It might be Larry Drew, their coach the last three seasons. It might be someone else, since general manager Danny Ferry inherited Drew from the previous regime and makes it clear he's looking at other options.
At the moment, Drew remains in limbo. His contract expires July 1.
Ferry has praised the job Drew did leading a team that had numerous players with expiring contracts. Despite the uncertainty, the Hawks made their sixth straight playoff appearance, though they were knocked out in the first round by the Indiana Pacers.
But Ferry says he owes it to the franchise to explore all possibilities.
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The Atlanta Hawks enter the offseason with Josh Smith's free agency amongst their most pressing issues.
The Hawks will likely seek sign-and-trade packages involving Smith in order to receive assets in return.
The Hawks also have cap space and are expected to pursue Dwight Howard.
Smith will be an unrestricted free agent.
The Atlanta Hawks are now in their second week of their coaching search and little in terms of official communication has come from the team.
Larry Drew, the Hawks coach for the past three seasons, has an expiring contract and general manager Danny Ferry is in the process of identifying other candidates.
Over the weekend, the Hawks did release a statement to several media outlets...
Over the weekend the buzz around the Atlanta Hawks and their fans were rumors that the Hawks were going after Stan Van Gundy as their next head coach. The reason for pursuing Van Gundy was supposedly because he would give them a better shot at Dwight Howard (yeah, it stunned me too!). In more recent reports, Chris Vivlamore of AJC.com (Atlanta Hawks Beat Writer) is stating that...
In a recent column, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe had this to say about the Hawks handling of impending free agent Josh Smith this summer.
Atlanta coach Larry Drew is awaiting his fate, but with the Hawks having eight free agents, expect GM Danny Ferry to make wholesale changes. And the Hawks likely won’t allow Josh Smith to walk without compensation. To attract more suitors...