Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith, left, and Al Horford react as the Hawks fall behind the Indiana Pacers during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, May 3, 2013, in Atlanta. The Pacers won 81-73 and took the series. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton) GWINNETT OUT MARIETTA OUTThe Associated Press
Atlanta Hawks head coach Larry Drew speaks to players against the Indiana Pacers during the first half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game in Atlanta, Friday, May 3, 2013. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)The Associated Press
Atlanta Hawks small forward Josh Smith (5) walks down the court during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, in Atlanta, Friday, May 3, 2013. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)The Associated Press
ATLANTA – One day after the Atlanta Hawks were bounced from the NBA playoffs, Larry Drew remains their coach.
General manager Danny Ferry said Saturday it's too soon to make such a major decision on the team's future. He plans to let the disappointment of a six-game loss to the Indiana Pacers wear off a bit before deciding whether Drew is the coach to lead what figures to be a much different roster next season.
Drew endured a lame-duck season after the team renewed the option on his contract last summer but didn't give him an extension. He concedes that set up a difficult situation, especially coaching a team that has only three players definitely under contract going forward. But Drew says he's proud of the way the Hawks stuck together.