Friday, May 02, 2008

The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend

Media both old and new remind those who weren't paying attention prior to Saturday night (and, perhaps, part of the ownership demographic) the folly of signing Mike Woodson to a new contract this summer to continue as the head coach of this basketball team.

First, Drew wrote yesterday:
Mike Woodson ain't coming back as the coach of the Hawks...Simply put, I think i have a better chance of growing a mustache (author's note: i cannot grow a mustache).
Then, in today's AJC, Jeff Schulz helped bring Woodson's inability to communicate with seemingly anyone to the attention of his mainstream audience:
The problem is the undercurrent. Mike Woodson can be a nice enough guy. He just hasn't been a particularly smart guy of late, in large part because of speculation on his job security.
The current GM doesn't want Woodson to coach the team. Should the Hawks hire a new GM, he would surely not make his first order of business to tie himself to one of his predecessor's unsuccessful efforts. The players don't seem to want Woodson to be the coach. All we know for sure about ownership is that they didn't want to fire Woodson before his contract expired.
Woodson's not going to earn a new contract from the Hawks tonight. A win to force a Game 7 back in Boston will only serve to make Atlanta a more attractive destination for an unemployed, competent NBA head coach.

Ballhype: hype it up!

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