Mike Woodson

Mike Woodson
Mike Woodson
Woodson coaching the Hawks in the 2008 NBA playoffs
No. 44, 42, 2
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Date of birth March 24, 1958 (1958-03-24) (age 53)
Place of birth Indianapolis, Indiana
Nationality American
High school Broad Ripple (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College Indiana (1976–1980)
NBA Draft 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro career 1980–1990
Career history
As player:
19801981 New York Knicks
1981–1986 Kansas City / Sacramento Kings
19861988 Los Angeles Clippers
19881990 Houston Rockets
1990 Cleveland Cavaliers
As coach:
20042010 Atlanta Hawks (Head coach)
2011–present New York Knicks (Assistant)
Career NBA statistics
Points 10,981 (14.0 ppg)
Rebounds 1,838 (2.3 rpg)
Assists 1,822 (2.3 apg)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Dean "Mike" Woodson (born March 24, 1958) is a retired American basketball player and former head coach of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks.

Woodson took over the job from Terry Stotts prior to the 2004-05 NBA season. He came to the Hawks after a stint as an assistant coach on the 2003-04 Detroit Pistons NBA Championship team and was a long-time assistant under Larry Brown. Woodson was known for getting the most of defensive players, allowing teams coached by him and Brown to limit opponents to just under 42% shooting. Woodson played college basketball at Indiana University and was a protege of legendary coach Bob Knight. He was the leading scorer on the 1979 Indiana team that won the NIT championship.

He was selected 12th overall by the New York Knicks in the 1980 NBA Draft and played in the league from 1980 until 1991. He spent two years in New York, before being traded to the Kansas City Kings. He enjoyed great success with the franchise, leading the team with 18.2 points per contest during a 1983 playoff run. He averaged 12.2 points over his career with the Kings (moving with the team to Sacramento). After success with that franchise, he finished his career by moving between several teams, making contributions in New Jersey, Los Angeles (with the Clippers), Houston, and Cleveland.

Prior to working with Brown, Woodson was an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks for three years beginning in 1996. He later took a coaching job in Cleveland before being invited to join Brown's staff.

Woodson and his wife Terri have two daughters, Alexis and Mariah, and both are very talented volleyball players.[1]

Woodson coached the Atlanta Hawks for six seasons. After the Hawks lost their second round playoff series with the Orlando Magic 0-4 in 2010, general manager Rick Sund announced that the team would not attempt to re-sign Woodson, whose contract expired on May 17, 2010.[2]

On August 29, 2011, the New York Knicks announced that Mike Woodson was hired as an assistant coach under head coach Mike D'Antoni.

Head coaching record

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L% Win-loss %
Post season PG Games coached PW Games won PL Games lost PW–L% Win-loss %


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