Friday, February 29, 2008

Billy Knight Attempted To Fire Mike Woodson Over the All-Star Break

The sub-headline reads: "GM Knight has urged coach's dismissal 3 times this season" which puts Billy Knight well-behind my pace. I can urge the coach's dismissal three times in a week if I make an effort.

On to serious business, Sekou Smith writes in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Hawks general manager Billy Knight wanted to fire head coach Mike Woodson two weeks ago — but the owners refused, according to two people familiar with the conversation, including one within the organization.

Knight recommended Woodson be replaced by assistant coach Larry Drew after the team traded for point guard Mike Bibby on Feb. 16, during the NBA's All-Star Weekend...

It was not the first time Knight wanted to fire Woodson, the two people familiar with the conversations told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. On two previous occasions Knight sought permission to fire Woodson. Gearon denied those conversations took place.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kind of a good news/bad news thing.

The good news is that over past eight months I'm really starting to believe Billy Knight is not completely incompetant as a GM.

Of course, the bad news is that the guy he wants in as the head coach is Larry Drew. I guess no one else was available, huh?