The Houston Rockets completed their first sweep of interviews yesterday after sitting down with former Hawks coach Mike Woodson. Woodson coached the Hawks from a 13 win doormat to a 53 win Eastern Conference contender before being unceremoniously booted out the door. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle got in touch with Woodson afterwards to see how the interview went:
"You would like to think that would have some value to it," Woodson said of his head coaching experience. "I'm sure all the other guys have their qualities as well. The fact that I was able to take a team from scratch and build it speaks volumes. It was a good six-year run for me. Hopefully I'll have another opportunity.
"I thought it went well. It was a long interview, which I expected. They gave me an opportunity to know the general manager, Daryl Morey, and his staff and for them to get to know me. I thought it was very productive."
Woodson is not expected to be a serious contender for the job. Then again, nobody knows who the actual serious contenders for the job are just yet. The Rockets will reportedly bring in Sam Cassell and Kevin McHale next week, and they may be joined by some other assistants or coaches depending on what happens in the next few days of the NBA playoffs.