Drew could be possibility for Sixers

Posted: April 29, 2013

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.

"Larry loves coaching, and he wants to continue as a head coach," said the league source. "He's in a difficult situation, and it's hard to say what will happen in Atlanta."

The Sixers are looking for a replacement for Doug Collins, who resigned one day after the regular season ended earlier this month.

Drew is in the final year of his contract. The Hawks hired Danny Ferry as the general manager last summer, and there has been speculation ever since that Ferry would look to hire his own coach. There have been no discussions between Ferry and Drew concerning an extension, according to the source.

The Hawks, who have appeared in the playoffs all three seasons under Drew, are playing the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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