Drew stressing defense for up-tempo Hawks

Updated: October 2, 2012, 7:53 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew knows his players are excited about the team's new up-tempo approach.

To gain his favor, though, the Hawks must commit themselves to defense.

Drew directed the team through its first practice of training camp on Tuesday, and his message was clear.

"The misconception is that you go up-tempo and you stop guarding," he said. "You don't allow the players to (let) that to sink in or even give it a thought."

"We're still going to be ...

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