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."
Here's the funny thing: Some people said that the Nets couldn't stop Pierce and Walker in the last series. So what did the Nets do? They stopped them both in the fourth quarter. There are ways to beat Shaq: