Archive for May 30th, 2008 exclusive: Michael Beasley, expected to be the first or second pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, told editor Jeff Lenchiner Friday afternoon that his official height measurement, taken by the NBA that day, was 6′8″ 1/2.

He was hoping to come out 6′9″ or even 6′10″, as some media outlets had listed him.

Hawks coaches still in limbo

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Sekou Smith) reports: Hawks coach Mike Woodson didn’t realize he’d still be auditioning for his job at this late date. Yet nearly a month after the Hawks’ stunning playoff run ended in a Game 7 defeat in Boston, Woodson and his staff are still in limbo regarding their futures. Contracts expire June 30 and now a new general manager, Rick Sund, who was hired Wednesday to replace Billy Knight, has to evaluate the Hawks’ entire basketball operations staff before rendering decisions on who stays and who goes. Sund repeated Thursday the same thing he said a day earlier, that he’ll “spend the next week and half or so being a good listener and getting a lay of the land” before doing anything.

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