The Atlanta Hawks have picked up their third-year option on head coach Larry Drew, according to Sekou Smith of NBA.com.
Hawks head coach Larry Drew has had third-year option on his contract picked up. Will be back for another year, per a source. Well deserved!
— Sekou Smith (@SekouSmithNBA) May 18, 2012
Drew has served as the head coach of the Hawks since the beginning of the 2010-11 season. In his first year with the squad the team finished 44-38, which was third in the Southeast division. In 2011-12 he the Hawks finished 40-26 in a shortened season, which placed them second in the Southeast. The 54-year-old had previously served as an assistant fro the Hawks, Nets, Wizards, Pistons and Lakers.