I won't be offended if you skip this post about next season written on the morning of Game 5 of a playoff series this season. I won't even be offended if you tell me it's in poor taste to have written this. I leaned toward that point of view before scraping the bottom of a greasy barrel of gameday stories.
The cutthroat competition in the Western Conference may be a boon to the Atlanta Hawks. Two coaches who, though they may have legitimate limitations in terms of winning a championship, might be looking for a new job. Sure, I can see why Chicago would be an attractive destination for a coach wanting to prove something to his former employers, but haven't the young Hawks (and their fans--a home court advantage is fun!) made a compelling case over the last four days that they have an immediate future brighter than simply not sucking anymore.