The Hawks will hold a second interview with Dallas Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey regarding the team’s coaching vacancy, according to two people familiar with the situation. Casey met with general manager Rick Sund over the weekend.
Casey was an assistant coach under Nate McMillan at Seattle when Sund was the SuperSonics’ GM. Casey has been identified by several outlets as the leading candidate for this job, though one of the persons familiar with the situation insisted there is no front-runner yet.
The team has had two interviews last week with former Dallas coach Avery Johnson. And there’s some support within the organization for Larry Drew, who was Mike Woodson’s chief assistant.
Casey was the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2005-2006 and was fired 40 games into the 2006-2007 season. His record with the T-Wolves was 53-65.
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