After leading the Atlanta Hawks to a 37-45 record, their first playoff berth in nine years and helping them stretch the top-seeded Boston Celtics to seven games in the first round, Mike Woodson was retained as the Hawks' head coach with a two-year extension offered to him by new general manager Rick Sund.
I'm no expert on the Hawks, by any means, but it seems like a positive move to me. They're definitely a team on the rise.
"It, uh... it was not supposed to be a fight to the death." "Trust me, they're better off now." "Yeah, you're probably right."
NBA PLAYOFF SEEDINGS AT ABOUT THE 20-GAME MARK East 1. Detroit (15-3) Central leaders 2. Miami (12-10) Southeast leaders 3. Philadelphia (11-11) Atlantic leaders 4. Indiana (12-7) 5. Milwaukee (12-7) 6. Cleveland (11-9) 7. Chicago (10-10) 8.