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."
Coaching carousels make for chaotic seasons. And let's not mention the fact that Riley wasn't exactly setting the world on fire during the last few years he was head coach. Combined with the overflow of egos on the roster (sans the humble Wade)