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HAWKS WILL NOT OFFER WOODSON NEW CONTRACT

ATLANTA, GA (May 14, 2010) -- Executive VP/General Manager Rick Sund met with Coach Mike Woodson this morning and informed him that he will not be offered a new contract.

After careful consideration, we have made a difficult decision regarding Coach Woodsons contractual status, said Sund. Were grateful for Mikes contributions over the last six years and we want to wish him the very best.

Named the 10th head coach in Atlanta Hawks history on July 8, 2004, Woodson produced a 206-286 (.419) record in six seasons at the helm of the Hawks, and a 53-29 (.646) mark this past season. He coached Atlanta to three straight postseason appearances, finishing with an 11-18 (.379) record.