Larry Drew, then just eight games into his tenure as Hawks head coach, chose his words with purpose.
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Larry Drew is 128-102 in three seasons as Hawks coach, becoming the second-fastest coach to 100 wins in Hawks history (173 games). Only Lenny Wilkins (166) reached the mark in fewer games. Drew ranks seventh on the franchise’s win list.
Season; W-L; Pos.; Playoff record and result;
2010-11; 44-38; 3rd in SE; 6-6; L conf. semis;
2011-12; 40-26; 2nd in SE; 2-4; L in first round;
2012-13; 44-38; 2nd in SE; 2-4; L in first round;