- A GM is named for the 2012-13 season. Note: the name of this GM really won't really effect any of the following.
- The Hawks sign a series of players available for the minimum, who take lots of jump shots, and have names recognizable to ownership to one-year deals.
- The GM and or an owner announces the Hawks will not trade Josh Smith.
- The Hawks offer Josh Smith a contract extension.
- Josh Smith does not sign a contract extension.
- Fall 2012 headline: Healthy Hawks Target Return to the Second Round.
- Another Fall 2012 headline: Hawks Decide Not To Use Amnesty Provision.
- The 2012-13 season transpires, wherein lots of jump shots are attempted, above average defense is played, local columnists occasionally broach the key issue of the 2008 offseason, the Hawks win about 45 games, make no significant transactions, lose in the first or second round of the playoffs, national media get opportunity to file their "Is Joe Johnson Really the Hawks' Best Player?" columns, now five years after the question was relevant to the Hawks making moves toward a championship.
- Spring 2013 headline: Big Offseason Decisions Coming For Hawks.
- Josh Smith signs with another team, for a contract that team will come to regret, a fact which does little to assuage the final missed opportunity of Josh Smith's career with the Hawks: losing him for nothing.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Clip-and-Save Future Atlanta Hawks News
While noting that Larry Drew had his option picked up and will return as head coach, let's get a few items out of the way to clear up the schedule for the next 12 months or so: