September 11, 2001 |
The 76ers have added Mike Woodson as an assistant coach on Larry Brown's staff. Woodson spent the last two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers' coaching staff. He also served as an assistant with Milwaukee from 1996 to 1999. Woodson played 11 seasons in the NBA, including part of the 1981-82 season with the New Jersey Nets - coached at that time by Brown. "Mike Woodson's playing experience under Coach Brown in New Jersey and his coaching experience at the professional level will complement our staff well," Sixers general manager Billy King said yesterday.
December 30, 2008 |
Mike Woodson couldn't remember another homestand in his 26 years as an NBA player and coach as long as the eight-game stretch his Atlanta Hawks just completed. The Hawks went 7-1, with their only loss to Boston. "It's huge," Woodson said. "I've never been part of a schedule that had eight straight home games. It can either help you or hurt you, and in our case it helped. " Joe Johnson scored 25 points and the Hawks beat the visiting Denver Nuggets, 109-91, last night to close out the homestand with a long-awaited milestone.
August 12, 1986 |
Could Derek Smith still be in the 76ers' future? And even if it remains a remote possibility, isn't that why Sixers general manager John Nash yesterday reopened the lines of communication with Los Angeles Clippers counsel Arn Tellem? Maybe. Smith, the Clippers' veteran free agent guard, last week signed an offer sheet with the Sacramento Kings, believed to be worth more than $5 million. The Clippers have until Aug. 22 to match, and are said to be considering a projected compensation deal with the Kings, or possibly even a three-way arrangement with an unspecified third NBA team.
May 15, 2010 |
The Atlanta Hawks made significant improvement under Mike Woodson. They just wondered how much farther he could take them. Woodson was let go as coach of the Hawks yesterday, just 4 days after the team was swept out of the second round of the playoffs by the Orlando Magic. General manager Rick Sund, after consulting with the ownership group, decided not to offer Woodson a new contract. So ended a 6-year coaching tenure in which the Hawks won just 13 games in his first season, then improved each year, including three straight playoff appearances.
December 22, 2012
New York's Carmelo Anthony and three others were thrown out of a foul-filled game, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Knicks for the second time this season, 110-106, on Friday night in New York. Knicks center Tyson Chandler and Bulls counterpart Joakim Noah were tossed after a fourth-quarter altercation, shortly after New York coach Mike Woodson was ejected following his second technical. Anthony finished with 29 points on 10-of-25 shooting, ending his streak of four straight 30-point games.
January 12, 2009 |
ATLANTA - Skepticism about Elton Brand remains alive and well in Philadelphia, at least among fans and the media. As in: When Brand returns to the active roster, can the 76ers continue to run as effectively as they have been? As in: Can he return playing anywhere close to the level that brought him his 5-year, $79.8 million free-agent contract? Let it be noted that Mike Woodson, the Atlanta Hawks' coach, shares none of those concerns. "Trust me, don't throw Brand out the door, my man, because he's going to help your basketball team win a lot of games, I promise you that," Woodson was saying before yesterday's game against the Sixers.
May 15, 2010
Hawks fire Woodson The Atlanta Hawks made significant improvement under coach Mike Woodson, but not enough. Woodson was let go Friday, just four days after his team was swept in the second round of the playoffs by the Orlando Magic. General manager Rick Sund decided not to offer Woodson a new contract, ending a six-year coaching tenure in which the Hawks improved their record every year, and made the playoffs three straight years. Atlanta won 53 games this season, the most since 1996-97, and captured the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.
January 2, 2013 |
THE PORTLAND Trail Blazers overcame Carmelo Anthony's season high-tying 45 points and spoiled Amare Stoudemire's season debut, beating the host New York Knicks, 105-100, on Tuesday night. Nicolas Batum scored 26 points, Damian Lillard had 21 points, six assists and five rebounds, and LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Portland. Stoudemire finished with six points on 3-for-8 shooting and one rebound in 17 minutes off the bench in his return from knee surgery. Anthony shot 14-for-24 and nearly led the Knicks back from 19 points down after missing two games with a knee injury, but the Trail Blazers had too many options.
June 19, 2003 |
With Eddie Jordan expected to be introduced as coach of the Washington Wizards today, 76ers assistant coaches Randy Ayers and Mike Woodson appear to have the inside track to replace Larry Brown as the Sixers' head coach. Jordan, a New Jersey Nets assistant, interviewed twice with 76ers general manager Billy King. Jordan replaces Doug Collins, who was fired May 30 after back-to-back 37-45 seasons. For Ayers and Woodson, yesterday's development had to be uplifting as they work to help an organization that they might not be a part of by the beginning of next month.