Thursday June 12, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- A person close to the negotiations between the
Atlanta Hawks and coach Mike Woodson says the coach has been
offered a two-year contract to remain on the job. The source requested anonymity because the negotiations are ongoing. Woodson's contract will expire at the end of June.
New Hawks general manager Rick Sund declines to confirm the
offer. On Tuesday, Woodson told The Associated Press he was still in a "feel-out process" with Sund.
Former Hawks general manager Billy Knight, who resigned after
the season, tried to fire Woodson at the trade deadline. The Hawks
owners stayed with Woodson, who has never had a winning season but took the Hawks to the playoffs this year. Woodson could not be reached for comment tonight. Sund was hired on May 28.
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