Atlanta's Game 3 victory temporarily put off thoughts of a looming offseason that will shape the Hawks' future for years to come. One of those major decisions will be with head coach Larry Drew and whether or not he is the man to lead this team into the future. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Drew is interested in the Philadelphia 76ers' head coaching vacancy if he is not retained by the Hawks.
If the Atlanta Hawks part ways with coach Larry Drew when the Hawks are bumped from the NBA playoffs, Drew would be interested in coaching the 76ers, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Saturday.
Drew has been successful with the Hawks amid constant changes. In 2011, he won largely with Mike Woodson's team and led them to a first round upset of the Orlando Magic in the playoffs. In 2012 his team overcame injuries to capture 40 wins in the lockout shortened season but lost in a competitive first round series to the Celtics. This season, the Hawks finished sixth despite having a roster full of impending free agents and while losing two of its key rotational pieces to injury earlier in the regular season.