How Patience Has Become the Hawks’ Trademark Formula for Success

April 21st, 2010 by Mike Foster Leave a reply »
Six years ago Mike Woodson took over the Atlanta Hawks franchise. The Hawks were coming off a 28-54 season under Terry Stotts, who lasted just two years as the team's head coach.

Under Woodson's first year, Atlanta declined, winning just 13 games. The New Jersey Nets, who some argue was one of the worst NBA teams ever in 2009-2010, won just one less game than those 2004 Hawks.

But, Mike Woodson stayed in town, and six years later the city of Atlanta couldn't be more pleased that the organization didn't give him the quick boot, like they did to Stotts.

In this day and age there is more pressure than ever on sports clubs to achieve instant success. Head coaches and managers in all major sports, including the NFL, NCAA, MLB, and NHL are put under a short time-table to turn things around.

If they fail, they are packing their bags. Players are put under the same pressure, especially in the NBA where player shopping is more blatantly a business affair than anything else.

The pieces of the puzzle are constantly getting moved around, and we all know that mixing puzzle pieces makes for a pretty messy puzzle, does it not?

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