Former MU Star Larry Drew Wants to Coach Tigers

1 decade 2 years 7 months ago Tuesday, March 14 2006 Mar 14, 2006 Tuesday, March 14, 2006 6:06:23 PM CST March 14, 2006 in Tiger Talk

Former Tiger great Larry Drew won't throw chairs, and he does not have a signature hairdo. But, he does want Mizzou's head coaching job.

"I do miss Columbia quite a bit," said the Atlanta Hawks assistant coach. "Having been in the game as long as I've been in the game, I'm certainly looking for that opportunity and, hopefully, this is it," Drew added.

"I think he's overdue," said Mike Woodson, the Hawks head coach. "I think he's so ready and, if it calls for getting that job, I think he'll do a tremendous job."

Drew's been an NBA assistant coach for the past 15 years. He has not coached in college, but he has a plan.

"You do whatever it takes, legally, to keep your local talent in your own backyard," he said.

Although Drew wants the job, sports analysts expect the University of Missouri Athletic Department to hire someone with collegiate head coaching experience to replace Quin Snyder, who resigned with six games left in this season.

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