After leading the Atlanta Hawks to consecutive playoff appearances in his two seasons as head coach of the team, Larry Drew has been granted the third-year option on his contract, the team announced Friday. Read the press release from the Hawks right here.
"Larry did an outstanding job this season in guiding our team to the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference, despite a condensed schedule and unfortunate injuries," Executive Vice President/General Manager Rick Sund said. "The Hawks have reached the postseason in each of his years on the bench, and we feel Larry's experience, expertise and dedication to the game were a key ingredient to our success."
The Hawks have an 84-64 record under Drew, but fell to the Boston Celtics in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs this season, much due to an unhealthy roster.