Larry Drew completed his coaching staff on Wednesday by announcing the addition of Kenny Gattison. Gattison is a former player with the Suns, Hornets and Grizzlies. He most recently had been a part of Byron Scott's staff in New Orleans from 2003-2009. He also coached for the New Jersey Nets from 1996-1998.
Gattison joins fellow new comer Lester Conner and holdovers Bob Bender, Tyrone Hill, and advance scout Greg Ballard on new Head Coach Larry Drew's staff. Wally Blase also makes his return as athletic trainer.
Gattison had this to say about joining the Hawks staff:
"I’m excited about the opportunity to join Larry Drew’s staff here in Atlanta," Gattison said. "They have a young and talented, yet experienced nucleus that won 53 games last year. I look forward to helping our players improve individually and collectively."
Head Coach Larry Drew commented on Gattison coming aboard:
"Kenny brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team," said Hawks head coach Larry Drew. "As a big man in this league, he was a blue-collar player with a great work ethic, and those skills have carried over into his coaching style. We’re fortunate to add his voice to our staff."
The staff appears to be now complete. As it appears now, Jim Todd is the only part of Mike Woodson's staff that won't be returning to the bench. Still no word on the status of Mark Price as shooting consultant and whether he might return.