Well, hopefully he'll take it. I like Billy Knight alot, and I want him to succeed, but I don't want to lose Mike. I really think Carlisle needs another year with him, or else he'll just revert back to being too conservative. Especially if he were to replace him with O'Neill.Woodson strongly considering offer
By Marc Stein
The Atlanta Hawks have offered their vacant coaching position to Detroit Pistons assistant Mike Woodson, ESPN.com has learned.
Woodson is among the hottest coaching candidates in the NBA's assistant ranks and, according to sources, is strongly considering the offer, with a decision not expected until after the holiday weekend.
Hawks general manager Billy Knight acknowledged earlier in the week that he might be forced to extend a three- or four-year offer to a coach, signaling that Woodson is Atlanta's top candidate.
It's believed that only a long-term deal will lure Woodson away from Detroit, where he ranks as Larry Brown's lead assistant and as a possible down-the-road successor for Brown with the newly crowned NBA champions.
If Woodson declines, the Hawks are expected to turn to Indiana Pacers assistant Mike Brown.