Hawks Add Assistants Todd, Hill To Coaching Staff
HAWKS NAME TWO ASSISTANT COACHES TO WOODSON'S STAFF
Jim Todd and Tyrone Hill to join coaching staff
ATLANTA, GA (July 16, 2008) -- The Atlanta Hawks have named Jim Todd and Tyrone Hill to the
coaching staff of Mike Woodson, it was announced this afternoon. The two new
assistants join fellow coaches Larry Drew and Bob Bender on Woodson's staff.
|Jim Todd||Tyrone Hill|
Todd, involved in coaching basketball at the high school, college or
professional level since 1976, comes to the Hawks from Milwaukee, where he spent
last season as an assistant under Larry Krystkowiak. Prior to joining the Bucks,
he worked three seasons in Toronto in a similar capacity for Raptors' coach Sam
Mitchell (2004-07). During his final season in Toronto, the Raptors posted a
franchise-record 47 wins, as well as capturing their first Atlantic Division
He began his NBA career in Milwaukee as an assistant coach under Chris Ford from
1996-98, and followed Ford to the Los Angeles Clippers in 1998, where he was
named interim head coach on February 3, 2000. Following that stint, Todd headed
to the collegiate ranks for one season (2001-02) as an assistant at DePaul
University, before returning to the Bucks as a coaching consultant in 2002-03,
and an assistant one year later.
After spending two seasons as a volunteer coach with the Hawks, the 14-year
veteran Hill makes his entry into the coaching ranks. The 6-9 forward was a
former first round pick (11th overall) in the 1990 draft of the Golden State
Warriors who averaged 9.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 0.5 blocks (.502 FG%).
Hill played for five NBA teams during his career - Golden State, Cleveland,
Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Miami - with his longest stint coming on two
occasions with the Cavaliers (1993-94 to -97 and 2001-03). In 1996-97, he set
the team's single-season franchise record after shooting a career-best .600 from
the field (and ranked second in the NBA).