Hawks hire Jim Todd and Tyrone Hill as assistant coachesPosted by Inside Hoops
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.
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 title.
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).