Human Highlight Reel: What Is Larry Drew’s Game Plan?

June 16th, 2010 by John Reid Leave a reply »
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We wanted to take some time to let the emotion pass once the announcement had been made that former assistant coach Larry Drew had been promoted to the head coaching position.  Amidst the jubilation that Mike Woodson would no longer be manning the sidelines, questions surround this organization after Drew was chosen this past Saturday.

The biggest question is what to do with impending free agent, four-time All-Star guard Joe Johnson.  Johnson, who didn't exactly endear himself to the Atlanta faithful with his critical comments of the fans during their playoff series with the Orlando Magic this past May, has made no indication that staying in Atlanta is his first priority.  Also, it was well known that Johnson was a supporter of Woodson.  That could be a big factor in whether or not he stays to receive the maximum contract under the NBA's "Larry Bird" rule, which states that a free agent can earn more with his current team than with any other organization.

Drew has been known for implementing an up-tempo offense during the team's summer camps in the past, ...

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