"Do we throw in the towel for Game 4? Hell, no, we shouldn’t do that. I’m going to push our guys to make sure they don’t throw in the towel."I prefer to believe that Woodson's true feelings are not nearly as meek as a literal reading of these three sentences would suggest. With the caveat that we don't know what's said behind closed doors (But also with the competing caveat that the Hawks sure don't tend to emerge from the locker room fired up to begin either the first or third quarters.) this doesn't encourage one's faith that Woodson has the capability to say what needs to be said. The reasons for that (general lack of self-confidence, the specific fear of losing the locker room if he openly challenges the players, the simple inability to communicate (or not communicate) a thought clearly, etc.) I suspect we'll have plenty of time to speculate upon in the coming days.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Quote of the Day
Mike Woodson, as reported by Sekou Smith: