Atlanta Hawks: NBA ’10-’11 Season Preview

August 8th, 2010 by Chris Grinstead Leave a reply »

As free agency buzz starts to die down with the passing of the LeBron decision and the signing of Shaq, the big picture starts to become clear as to how this upcoming season is going to play out. Myself and guest opinion, Renaldo Eugene, will be breaking this season down team by team writing about a different team each day alphabetically from Atlanta all the way to Washington.

The Atlanta Hawks had another decent season last year, earning a 53-29 regular season record, making the playoffs, and winning their first round series against the Milwaukee Bucks four games to three. They went on to get swept in the next series by the Orlando Magic.

The Hawks had a good squad last year and they have managed to retain every one of their starting five. They were able to re-sign SG Joe Johnson, a key starter and scoring leader for their offense, dropping 21.3 ppg last season.

Another big move over the off-season was the firing of Coach Mike Woodson and the hiring of Coach Larry Drew.  Woodson had been the head coach since 2004, racking up a total record of 206-286 with Atlanta. He also accumulated a postseason record of 11-18. The Hawks were ...

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