Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 12:00 pm  |  7 responses

Hawks to Make a Decision on Mike Woodson Soon

Woodson’s fate hangs in the balance, and I’d venture to guess that not too many people like his chances of staying on as the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks: “It’s Hawks general manager Rick Sund’s style to take his time with big decisions, so not even co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. could say if Sund will seek to retain coach Mike Woodson. Woodson’s contract expires Monday. Sund, who didn’t return a message Tuesday, was expected to take a day or two to mull the decision. ‘He’s not reactionary, and that’s why he’s had success,’ Gearon said at Philips Arena on Tuesday, the day after the Magic completed a 4-0 sweep in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Gearon and the rest of the Atlanta Spirit ownership group will go with Sund’s suggestion, but judging by Gearon’s comments, the co-owner has some misgivings about Woodson’s performance. Gearon said the Hawks’ offense too often stagnated because of poor ball movement. He said he also thinks rookie point guard Jeff Teague should have played more minutes this season and veterans Joe Smith and Jason Collins should have played bigger roles in the Orlando series. The Magic set an NBA record with a combined winning margin of 101 points in the four games. ‘I thought we kind of looked like a deer in headlights,’ Gearon said.”

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  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Damn, son. Only an Iraqi police officer has got worse job security than an NBA coach.

  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to Stacy Augmon.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Pretty sure we know what this decision is going to be.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com TADOne

    I think the Hawks have Donald Trump on speed dial for this decision.

  • LA Huey

    If ATL doesn’t want him, I’m sure there are plenty of teams looking for someone who can teach their squad the infalibility of iso-ball. When Mike Brown gets fired, you guys can start a clinic on it.

  • ClydeSays

    Pretty sure they made this decision when the Hawks were getting booed off their home floor in Game 3. Mike Brown, take note.

  • KoBynum716

    Mike woodsons gone. but the worst coach in the NBA, by far, is Mike Brown, and he will not find a job after he gets fired this season.