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One day after the Atlanta Hawks were bounced from the NBA playoffs, Larry Drew remains their coach.
General manager Danny Ferry said Saturday it's too soon to make such a major decision on the team's future. He plans to let the disappointment of a six-game loss to the Indiana Pacers wear off a bit before deciding whether Drew is the coach to lead what figures to be a much different roster next season.
Drew endured a lame-duck season after the team renewed the option on his contract last summer but didn't give him an extension. He concedes that set up a difficult situation, especially coaching a team that has only three players definitely under contract going forward. But Drew says he's proud of the way the Hawks stuck together.
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It may be the playoffs but that doesn’t mean the rookie hazing stops. Prior to the Hawks elimination game (Game 6) in Atlanta Friday, the team loaded Mike Scott and John Jenkins’ cars with popcorn – which has been done repeatedly this season to rookies around the NBA.
ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Hawks' 81-73 loss to the Pacers in Game 6, clinching Atlanta's first-round exit from the Eastern Conference quarterfinals:
1. The Hawks picked the wrong night to post their lowest home tally of the season
Chalk it up to poor shooting or amped-up playoff intensity. No matter how you slice it, the Hawks simply didn't...
Josh Smith will explore his options this summer when he becomes a free agent.
Smith will become an unrestricted free agent when the market opens in July.
“The only thing I know is I want to be able to experience free agency,” Smith said after the Atlanta Hawks were eliminated Friday in Game 6 of their first-round series by Indiana. “I want to explore my options and see what’s...
It looks like the Josh Smith era may be over in Atlanta.credit: straightfromthea.com
After losing to the Indiana Pacers, the offseason is here for the Atlanta Hawks. Their main concern at the moment is what to do with Josh Smith, who will be a free agent this summer.
Smith has had his ups and downs in Atlanta. He is an undeniably talented player, and one who certainly has all of...
The Indiana Pacers eliminated the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series on Friday.
The game had a see-saw feel to it as the Hawks attempted to stay close to the Pacers who at one point held a 19-point lead in the second period.
Paul George put four points into the team collection plate. The most vital came off this freewheeling dunk.
The Atlanta Hawks have resolved a dispute with an employee by adding a “Mother’s Room” to their Philips Arena locker room area. A team spokesman was quick to emphasize that the employee would remain anonymous, and would only be referred to by a psuedonym, “Kyle K.” Apparently, “Kyle K.” was very uncomfortable lactating in the main locker room, as other teammates had...
ATLANTA Hawks coach Larry Drew said his team "flipped the switch" after falling down in its first-round playoff series with the Pacers.
If the Hawks want to avoid elimination in Friday's Game 6 at Philips Arena, they'll have to pull off that trick again, coming off another road loss in which the coach said his team lost their composure.
For the second time in...
After a dismal playoff performance, the Atlanta Hawks decided it was best to spend some time away from each other.
The team arrived at Philips Arena for what was expected to be a regular practice and film session Thursday, a chance to prepare for a must-win game against the Indiana Pacers. Instead, coach Larry Drew spoke briefly with the players and sent them home.