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Old 05-14-2010, 01:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ATLANTA -- The Hawks parted ways with Mike Woodson Friday morning, ending his coaching tenure with the franchise after six seasons.

Woodson was informed in a Friday morning meeting with Hawks' management that that he would not be offered a new contract after leading the Hawks to three straight playoff appearances in his final three seasons.

The team is expected to make an official announcement this afternoon.

Woodson's contract expired Monday, forcing the Hawks to make a quick decision. Woodson is now free to explore his options with a half dozen coaching vacancies around the league, while the Hawks embark on a search of their own for his replacement.

Woodson led the Hawks to 37, 47 and 53 wins in his final three seasons and back-to-back appearances in the Eastern Conference semifinals, where they were swept both times. The Hawks won just 13 games in his first season, 2004-05, but improved their record in each of his five seasons after that. He finished with a 206-286 record (.419).

NBA.com: After six seasons on job, Woodson done as Hawks' coach
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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scapegoat. That's all I will say there.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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scapegoat. That's all I will say there.
not completely agree. for sure he made a lot of good things but couldn't transform a very talented team in a contender and this is his main fault
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Their team didn't even have half the amount of talent Orlando has had over the last couple seasons. If they were in the west they wouldn't have even made it out of the first round.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Dang I must be exhausted ... read Mike Woodson but saw Mike Brown's face in my head. Gah.
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Their team didn't even have half the amount of talent Orlando has had over the last couple seasons. If they were in the west they wouldn't have even made it out of the first round.
The talent was there and with Phil Jackson they could have made it all to the finals.
I know i'm talking about nothing .. just to say that Woodson is a good coach but not a great coach. Problem is how many jackson are available?
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The talent was there and with Phil Jackson they could have made it all to the finals.
I know i'm talking about nothing .. just to say that Woodson is a good coach but not a great coach. Problem is how many jackson are available?
That's a bit of an overstatement. Joe Johnson choked, Mike Bibby at times looked old and foolish, Horford couldn't stop Howard and Orlando is a million times deeper and more talented..how is this all on the coach?
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ATLs lineup wasnt getting any better but the way they ran offence was their main downfall and that was on Woodson. Way too much iso ball. When ATL actually moved the ball and had player movement they were a really tough team to stop.

But realistically, ATL is probably going to lose JJ this offseason and finally make a decision on who stays and who goes between Horford and Smith
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Just out of curiosity thriller, what is your "speciality" ?
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NBA analysis and preview specialist. Acie gave me the tag. I was surprised, and very appreciative

Basically, as Kanye would say, I KNOW ARMCHAIRGM IS A GREAT AND KNOWLEDGEABLE POSTER, BUT THRILLER92 IS THE GREATEST POSTER OF ALL TIME!
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Just out of curiosity thriller, what is your "speciality" ?
knowing more about basketball than anyone else on this board.

but to be more precise, it's these analysis and predictions threads and the season previews and all the other stuff that provides the basis for much of our discussions throughout the year.
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knowing more about basketball than anyone else on this board.

but to be more precise, it's these analysis and predictions threads and the season previews and all the other stuff that provides the basis for much of our discussions throughout the year.
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Huh. And to think that everyone thought Thrills was just a punk kid way back when.

Kudos to you buddy. Hard to believe we were chatting on ESPN all those years ago when you were.... 16?
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