Atlanta Hawks: Knicks 99, Hawks 82

Here is my updated game story from the Hawks lost to the Knicks Wednesday.

NEW YORK — How would the Hawks respond without Joe Johnson?

They stayed with the Knicks for 7 minutes, 16 seconds — and then they melted. The Knicks used a 16-0 run to end the first quarter and went on to a 99-82 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Forget Lin-sanity. The Hawks are caught up in adversity.

With Johnson back in Atlanta nursing tendinitis in his left knee, he became the second All-Star the Hawks have been without this season. Al Horford is out with a torn pectoral muscle. While Johnson should not be out for an extended period of time, his loss compounded what has been a troublesome stint.

The Hawks (19-14) lost their third consecutive game on a just-completed 1-4 road trip. It was their eighth loss in the past 11 games. In those 11 games the Hawks have trailed by 30 points three times — including Wednesday — and by 20 points four other times.

“I want to see us respond to the fact that we have two All-Stars who won’t be here,” Hawks coach Larry Drew said before the game. “… I just personally feel that this is a true test to see what our team is made of, where we are at this point.”

After the Hawks took a 16-14 lead with 4:44 left in the first quarter, the Knicks went on the decisive run. They led 30-16 following the opening quarter. The Hawks turned the ball over eight times while making only seven field goals (7-for-20, 35 percent). With less than a minute to go in the first half, the Hawks trailed by 27 points. The Knicks’ lead was 30 points by early in the third quarter.

“We didn’t respond,” Drew said. “Particularly when they made a little push and pressured us a little bit we didn’t respond the way we should have. A game like tonight is one of those games you are going to have to bounce back from because we will have another game without Joe [Thursday] night. We have to play a little bit better each quarter, each guy has to give a little bit more.”

The Hawks went on a 19-2 run in the third quarter to close the gap to 13 points, 69-56. Jerry Stackhouse and Jeff Teague each made two 3-pointers in the run. But that has been the problem as of late. Such big runs don’t put the opposition away, they only make a blowout a little less ugly.

It was as close as the Hawks would get. The Knicks answered with a 17-2 run to take back control.

“We just got outplayed from the start,” Tracy McGrady said. “We just didn’t match their intensity. I think the first half we dug ourselves a deep hole. The second half we came out with a lot more intensity, a lot more energy but by that time it was too late.

Jeremy Lin, who has led the Knicks to wins in nine of their past 11 games and has become a city-wide sensation, scored a team-high 17 points with nine assists. He watched most of the fourth quarter from the bench. In the past 11 games (10 starts), Lin has averaged 23.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 9.2 assists, 2.8 steals and 5.5 turnovers.

“It’s tough to guard him,” Teague said. “They play a thousand pick and rolls. It’s always going to be tough coming off a pick and roll.”

The Knicks, who got points from nine players, also got double-figures scoring from Steve Novak (17), Landry Fields (16), Carmelo Anthony (15), and J.R. Smith (12).

Teague led the Hawks with a game-high 18 points. Willie Green scored 15 points and Josh Smith added 13 points.

“We were a little careless in the first half with the ball,” Smith said. “We had opportunities in the fast break and the half court to score the basketball but we turned the ball over too many times. It seemed like every time we did that, they capitalized on it.”

The Hawks host the Magic on Thursday night before beginning the All-Star break. It will be another game without Johnson.

“It’s definitely tough,” Smith said of missing the six-time All-Star and the team’s leading scorer. “You are taking away 18 points a game. The defense concentrates so hard on trying to stop him that it opens a lot of stuff with everybody else. We definitely missed him tonight.”

290 comments Add your comment

MIKE n IKES

February 22nd, 2012
10:51 pm

Please quit larry drew!!!! or fire him pleaseeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! and trade marvin n kirk. sick of them not doing crap every game. and esp. kirk coming in every game and screwing us up.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 22nd, 2012
10:52 pm

The Hawks had two choices when Al Horford went down. Either acquire a replacement big man to hold the fort — most likely by trading Kirk’s expiring contract — or use it as an opportunity to blow the team up and start the overdue rebuilding process.

As usual they sat on their hands and did neither.

I would say my usual piece about trading Kirk for a big man (which they should still do) but this game wasn’t lost because of lack of big man depth. It was lost because they didn’t feel like playing. When you get beat in every statistical category, no one player or facet of the game is the cause.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 22nd, 2012
10:54 pm

National media types who hate on Atlanta sports fans miss the point. This city would be all over the Hawks if they were starting Lin, Melo, and Amare and were throwing alley oops and running pick and rolls and driving the ball inside. They don’t care about the Hawks because they don’t have stars and don’t play the right way. Same with the Braves and Falcons for that matter.

BIG DOG

February 22nd, 2012
10:55 pm

The smartest thing for Arthur Blanks is to buy the Hawks and re do the dome and remodel that hole area.
BIG DOG IN THE HOUSE

LDisGarbage

February 22nd, 2012
10:56 pm

If larry drew just owned his team and showed emotion maybe his team would respect him. He shows no motivation or energy himself but is always talking about energy this energy that in interviews. BS! and he has no clue on what to do with his players. he is the definition of trash when it comes to being a coach. I love the hawks but i cant stand LD. nor kirk!

Mac-Town (#maconchevyrider)

February 22nd, 2012
10:56 pm

The air contests all of Marvin Williams’ “open” looks

BIG DOG

February 22nd, 2012
10:56 pm

ARTHUR BLANKS NEED TO BUY THE HAWKS ON A SERIOUS NOTE.

BIG DOG IN THE HOUSE

ag

February 22nd, 2012
10:58 pm

i will watch the game when I get off of work. i see jt only played 29 minutes, but led the team in scoring. I am also reading the game got out of hand at the end of the first quarter. That has been the problem the entire road trip. i say let Jeff play 40 minutes.

BIG DOG

February 22nd, 2012
10:58 pm

ARTHUR AND SUPERMAN WOW.

BIG DOG IN THE HOUSE

ag

February 22nd, 2012
11:00 pm

I do with they fire Larry. over the last two seasons, we have had the most lopsided losses in the league. How does this happen. Get a real coach in here!. Remember Doug Collins was available when we hired LD! Turrible!!!! Hire someone fresh or even get Hubie to coach this team.

doc

February 22nd, 2012
11:00 pm

looking at the schedule the way we are playing, we might be lucky to win 9 or 10 more games this year. instead of being the 33 to 36 win team i thought they might be sub-30 folks. this may outdo the braves fold.

anyone out there miss al yet? fools, you got what you wanted; now swim in the cesspool of your desires. heh heh, ya dont know what ya got til ya dont got it no more.

hadnt checked yet, but is it a good year to be in the lottery?

elite anyone heard elite in connection wit the hawks?

ep

February 22nd, 2012
11:05 pm

Just looked at the boxscore. Discovered I scored as many points as Marvin. Too bad we didn’t use the amnesty clause. And I like Marvin.

Rocky

February 22nd, 2012
11:05 pm

Only 13 points for whiny-wannbe All Star Josh? Keep proving those coaches right.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 22nd, 2012
11:06 pm

Show of hands, would anyone not trade Teague/Joe/Josh/Al for Lin/Melo/Amare/Chandler?

Would anyone not trade any combination of those Hawks for any combination of those Knicks?

W. R. Terrell

February 22nd, 2012
11:06 pm

The HAWKS were screwed up way before Kirk came to Atlanta. With Joe without Joe or Al and the reality is the bench players will do as well as the starters. LD is a terrible coach, I gave him the benefit of the doubt but the boy is terrible…lolol……The owners are a sad case also. They need to start dumping now and prepare for next year, there will be no turnaround with our so-called CORE players.

I’ll watch em on t.v. but my son and I are saving big dollars by not attending any home games, no sense in paying that kind of money to watch this kind of team. Tomorrow its Orlando and LD may need to just throw the folks who are scoring out there and see what happens, I doubt if it can get any worse. The losing streak will be phenomenal but what the hell, disapointment is reality with the HAWKS.

Rocky

February 22nd, 2012
11:16 pm

“They don’t care about the Hawks because they don’t have stars and don’t play the right way. Same with the Braves and Falcons for that matter.”

Disagree with that. The Hawks don’t play the right way and more importantly, don’t have elite talent. Braves and Falcons at least have young players with (wait for it) all-world “upside” like Julio and Heyward that makes them somewhat intriguing. Hawks players just, well, are what they are.

Junkie

February 22nd, 2012
11:18 pm

I’m streess I’m a fan of my hawks bt dam alot off blow outs new coach n new ownership pliss I’m ask d bank for a loan to buy dem

ntrigue

February 22nd, 2012
11:21 pm

Take the handcuffs off Teague drew! I said soon as Teague went to the bench early it was over I would have rode Teague like how ny does Lin drew has got to go! Steve Smith for coach!

SteveW

February 22nd, 2012
11:25 pm

I’m not as fatalistic as some. Last season I was sure after 11 games LD had lost this team, it just wasn’t fully manifested until all those record breaking blowouts in the 2nd half of last season.

Now I’m saying LD is in the process of losing this team. We are dysfunctional. And with JJ and Al out, we don’t have the talent to hide our dysfunction.

We are at best a mediocre team right now, who would struggle to beat the worst teams in the League on most nights.

I say blow the thing up. If you can find any type of decent deal to get JJ’s gargantuan deal outta here, do it.

Trade Marvin and Hinrich, along with a 1st pick in ‘013 for Kaman and Aminu if the Hornets would do it. Offer Kaman a 3 yr. 18 million dollar deal.

Trade Josh for Derrick Williams and Brad Miller since the ‘Wolves want to get rid of Williams it seems, if the theh ‘Wolves would do that.

Treat either Aminu or Williams as your ‘013 first pick – they’re both young, pick one.

And just start over. Got 3 legit C’s in ZaZa, Kaman, and Miller.

Got a couple of good young F’s in Aminu and Williams – bringin’ Aminu back home to ATL.

Still got Horford and Teague – and JJ if nobody will take him.

And a first pick which will probably be #18 at worst, and possibly a lottery pick.

Yes I’m frustrated.

I like Josh alot. But I just don’t want to see him walk for nothing after next season. Get something for him while he has value. Trade him for Favors and Josh Howard if you can.

But I’m at start over stage, unless the Hawks can get their act together.

Of course, they probably come out and beat Orlando tomorrow nite, so I may be feeling differently then.

Buddy Grizzard

February 22nd, 2012
11:25 pm

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/12617/rapid-reaction-knicks-99-hawks-82

“After losing two out of their past three games to beatable teams, the Hornets Friday night and the Nets on Monday, the Knicks made sure not to let another easy one get away.”

Haha… Hawks should be an easy win.

City Of Atlanta Still Recovering From William Tecumseh Sherman

February 22nd, 2012
11:26 pm

Section 303

February 22nd, 2012
11:29 pm

I thought the Hawks would lose every game this month. Looking like I will not be too far off on that prediction.

Will suck sitting in Philips tomorrow, watching them lose to Orlando. Dwight Howard might be my least favorite player in the league. Going to be tough to take…

I could do without Kirk Hinrich, by the way. He has been worthless. If Sund decides to trade him, he has my blessing. Hinrich is just a little worse everytime he steps on the floor. Ready to see him go.

aytunstoppable

February 22nd, 2012
11:30 pm

LD needs to be fired and Josh Smith need to be traded. No other coach in this league would let him get away with the stuff he does on the court without pulling him. LD never pulls him when he makes a bad decision but JT makes 1 mistake he yanks him. There is really no point. The hawks won’t better till we have a new coach

SteveW

February 22nd, 2012
11:34 pm

Ok, I sounded pretty fatalistic in my last post, after saying I wasn’t as fatalistic as some. But man, I’m just at the point I’d rather be losing with somebody other than Marvin Williams if we’re going to lose anyway.

Who said Marvin goes off when JJ is down? Missed it on that one tonite.

I actually thought the Hawks would either beat the Knicks, or at least keep it close, because the Hawks seem to do nearly the opposite of what one would expect.

Ditch Marvin first. But maybe nobody takes that contract, and I mean nobody – who knows?

aytunstoppable

February 22nd, 2012
11:38 pm

Marvin J-Smootha nd Kirk need to go. They are the most up and down. LD need to be fired. We’re at the all-star break perfect time to fire LD. Build around Joe and Al and don’t give me that BS about Joe. Joe can ball. it doesn’t help when you got Josh jacking up shot after shot and taking 20 shots to his 12-13. I rather have joe taking 20 shots and making 8 of them than josh taking 20 and making 8 because atleast I know joe can get those floaters. You can survive without all for a bit. but those three and LD need to go.

SteveW

February 22nd, 2012
11:42 pm

I’m even for trading Al – I just don’t know what you get for him, with the horrific injury he had. He can’t even begin rehab until around the 1st week of March, so you know his trade value would be down. Earliest he comes back is 3rd week of April or so – best case scenario.
But if the Jazz would take Al for Favors and Kanter, I’m up for that.

And Josh is playing his best BB right now, ever. Just in love with the J, that’s all – and ball handling sometimes, and a few other things. But he’s a monster.

But he’s not a consistent Batman right now, just a Robin. On nites, a Batman, but very sporadic.

I like Josh. But if you can get a Derrick Williams or somebody with potential for him, get it. Same with JJ. Hinrich for sure. Keep Teague unless you can get a really good deal, he’s only 23.

Fire Sale between March 1st and March 15th. You may be like the Jazz, and be able to rebuild quick with the right trade.

But if I’m gonna lose, let me lose with some new, young players, and not this same bunch.

Buddy Grizzard

February 22nd, 2012
11:45 pm

SteveW, if there was any truth to the rumor about Marvin being unhappy with his role on this team, this was the greatest opportunity he will have to do some damage and showcase himself to potential trade partners. Instead, with two All-Stars missing from the Hawks lineup, Marvin showed the world exactly what he is.

doc

February 22nd, 2012
11:50 pm

buddy, i again will say it was so out of character for marvin it was probably not true but in some way i wish it were to say he finally grew a pair if you know what i mean. he is just a sweet complacent puppy like a golden retriever.

JaeEvolution

February 22nd, 2012
11:52 pm

We are just putting ourselves in better position to draft Fab Melo.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 22nd, 2012
11:53 pm

The Hawks at full strength got blown out in Philips a year ago by the Knicks when they didn’t have Jeremy Lin or Tyson Chandler yet.

I gotta laugh when people say this player or that player “has to go”. If you are going to get rid of a core guy, you might as well go all out and get rid of all of them. Trading one core player for someone else isn’t going to change the fortunes of this team. It’s still the Heat and Bulls at the top of the conference, and everyone else below them, unless the Pacers use their assets and cap space to go trade for a star or the Nets unite Deron and Dwight and put some pieces around them.

Even at full strength, this team’s absolute ceiling was to draw Chicago in the second round and pull an upset before losing to Miami in the conference finals. Trading Josh for Pau Gasol, or Marvin or Joe for the bag of weed they would fetch in the trade market isn’t going to improve this team significantly in the short term or the long term. You’re not going to get a true superstar in return for any of them or any combination of them. And no matter how much Sund and Gearon want to live in fantasy land, there is only one 2004 Pistons. Every other championship team has superstar(s).

If they don’t want to jump start the rebuilding process, they should use their trade chip (the $8 million Kirk expiring contract) and get the best big man they can find so that they can at least be competitive on the boards for the rest of the season and avoid losing games like the ones they lost to Chicago and Portland. If they want to do something that involves foresight and vision, they should trade Josh and Al for unprotected lottery picks in this year’s draft and dump Joe and Marvin’s contracts if possible (and use the amnesty if not possible).

doc

February 22nd, 2012
11:55 pm

odd that agents can see what the great basketball minds cant:

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nba/story/2012-02-21/jeremy-lin-agent-roger-montgomery-saw-future-in-tenacity-decision-making

signed him and kept him and has over 1000 e-mails now to sift through including ringing up a new nike endorsement. now who did we draft in the second round of 2010. pape sy was it? gimme me a frigging break.

Supaficial

February 22nd, 2012
11:57 pm

Your Atlanta Hawks are the true definition of no faith.They are very talented but has no one to guide them.When they do believe in themselves they are a team we are all rave about. When they lose we talk like theyre a piece of u know. Lets face it we really don’t support the Hawks like we do the Falcons and Braves so when they lose we are so quick to point fingers and say the hawks sorry. The city should strip ASG of ownership for damaging the Hawks brand for future reference because no wants to come here as long as their owners. But Atlanta will be the laughing stock of the NBA for years to come because they have to rebuild again. As the league gets even powerful the core has run its course because JJ is as a good as a six man really. Josh skipped fundamentals 101 and went straight to the big leagues. Al should stay because he’s a valuable 4 with some heart with him. Marvin Marvin Marvin God Bless Marvin. 1 2 buckle my shoe Marvin skipped the course too. Pretty much like his game. Teague mad love for the dude doesnt get the chance to get in his zone due to not being played in previous years and being yanked after he make a few mistakes.This is really his rookie year folks. Zaza is your toughest player on your team(says a lot about toughness). Then LD. Oh LD. If you only had a brain you be smart which you are not. You cant even get these guys to listen to you. They run you where are your balls.Man up! Call em out thats what coaches do. Bench them when you think they are not giving you 110. (percent). You make excuses for them. You cater to this teams wants.Hawks shouldve took Avery Johnson. At least he would have brought toughness.
This GM should have never been hired in the first place. He has a bad rep everywhere he has been and destroyed franchises for years. Then the owners our beloved broke owners who decides to sit on money and make a profit for ten years loves mediocre play. Chooses not to do what it takes bring championship(conference finals will do) caliber team to Atlanta.Take notes from the Thunder on how to rebuild starting with the fans.

Walt Frazier

February 23rd, 2012
12:00 am

Hawks play like poop. Hey tickets at the Phillips are as low as $10 bucks. Uh, no thanks, I can buy a nice KFC dinner with that and have some change left over. How about giving away the @$nm tickets? They won’t sell for a dollar.

Grandad

February 23rd, 2012
12:00 am

Observations:

Josh had 4 turnovers / I only counted 3;
although I watched on video and sped through much of 2nd half.
I’m disappointed that I missed his last turnover.
If I were a Republican; living in a parallel universe perhaps;;;never mind.
Just messin’ with ya, Najeh.

For the Pargo Crowd; what a nite !
2 for 8; 1 for 6; 1 for 2; with 4 TOs

Kirk is playing horrible, but, he ain’t the problem [Hawks]
Neither is he the problem with Teague
I have read (validating Sautee) Hawks playing Kirk to:
*showcase for trade (-&-)
*get him in shape, for the team to whom he’s traded

Why …again I say Why ?
the Hawks Players consistently say;
‘`we did not match their intensity`’
Why don’t the Hawks make the other team match their Intensity ?

Please send every remnant of this team away.
- LD included -

This team is almost unbearable to watch.
Unless you are pullin’ for the opponent.

Josh was 5 for 13 from the field
with the exception of a dunk and one missed jump hook
all attempts were set shots [I refuse to call them jumpers]
at least until I began fast forwarding midway through the 3rd.
whoops … I’m wrong, he had one nice step back in rhythm. (applause)

That’s all I can think of for now.

Blow ‘em up !

doc

February 23rd, 2012
12:02 am

najeh and though no team has ever built a true contender by blowing it up, though okc may break the mold and they werent the first ether though gearon accepts credit for that, when it should go to the bulls when mj departed, we will probably just ride this train to absolute mediocrity or worse. there are no more pistons nor are there opportunities for sund to say that this is the way we did it the first time as the mavs gm in the 80’s who had a great hof coach in motta and we dont. history will not repeat itself and the hawks experiment will die a failure with one signature season of 53 wins that they are trying to translate into a success story for their way of doing things. geez.

SteveW

February 23rd, 2012
12:04 am

Najeh – Thanks for the rational head. Frustration has just been building for 1 1/2 years for me, so I’m just ready to ditch somebody. But you may be correct. What are you going to get for Marvin? Probably nothing, or next to nothing at this point.

Hinrich and Marvin for Kaman? Ye, I do that trade all day long.

Hinrich for Brad Miller if he’s still healthy? Same, do it.

Throw in Marvin for Luke Ridnour? Yep, done.

Marvin for Ramon Sessions and trade Hinrich for a bag of chips? Ok, I’m up with that.

I keep thinking the Lakers may accidently trade us a draft pick or something for Hinrich, preferably a 1st – they sure need him. But I’ve heard the Cavs will take a 1st for Sessions, and if I’m the Lakers I do that over Kirk all day long.

2 FOR JOHN DREW

February 23rd, 2012
12:06 am

Did anyone notice when the court side reporter interviewed asst. coach Lester Conner and asked him, “What they have to do to get back into this game” ?. And Coach Conner’s reply was ” I don’t have a clue” ….. WOW, that practically says it all for me. If it had been Coach L.D. he would have conjured up some candy-ass politically correct answer to appear on top of the situation, But he’s ( L.D.) losing ppl everyday. Player by player, even coaches….. as Coach Conner plainly revealed !!!

SteveW

February 23rd, 2012
12:07 am

“Yea” not “ye” in my last post

Walt Frazier

February 23rd, 2012
12:08 am

The Hawks have no team nor individual pride. This is the main, among other reasons they should brake up like the Supremes. I thought they would of put up a good fight at the Madison Square Garden. But what do they know about the Garden? They could care less. What do they know about the Rucker? Nothing, but they’ll tell you about The Varsity Downtown, or J.R. Crickets-where the best wings and beer is. Josh is probably the only player that may be worth something. Every one else on this team-I don’t think so. Joe will never make that kind of money again-ever, and he know it.

TMACfan

February 23rd, 2012
12:12 am

LD needs to go, along with Kirk and Marvin. Josh I think can stay as long as we get a COACH who has the balls to tell him stop he jumpers.

SteveW

February 23rd, 2012
12:14 am

Doc and Najeh – Just to reinterate, if we’re going to lose, I’d rather lose with a different bunch. The only reason I even keep Teague is that he’s 23, so he’s a piece to build around.

I may keep ZaZa also, since backup C’s are so difficult to find.

I have no idea what you’d get for JJ in a trade. Maybe Brewer, Watson, and ?? from the Bulls? Don’t give me Korver, please. Randy Wittman lite is all you’ve got there.

JJ may be nearly untradeable, except for junk, I don’t know.

3 straight 2nd round appearances. Hiring the cheap coach. Can’t see the team right even.

Blow it up and start over. At least ditch Marvin and Hinrich for right now. Get Jason Thompson even. Chilz and Robin Lopez. Just give us some fresh blood on the team. I’m sick of this version.

But of course, when we beat Orlando tomorrow, or go 12-6 in March, my tune will probably change…

SteveW

February 23rd, 2012
12:15 am

“Sell” not “see” in my last post – even my posting about the Hawks is terrible!

SteveW

February 23rd, 2012
12:21 am

With Al injured, and JJ getting older and having “the contract”, Josh probably is our most tradeable asset. And with his contract expiring, I sure don’t trust these clowns to re-sign him.

Just checked Josh’s statline for the past 5 games – Monster is all I can say. 17.8 ppg, 11 boards, massive steals, assists, blocks, just monster.

So do I trade the guy who this season has just become my best player, he’s only 26, he’s from ATL, and he’s dedicated to winning by his off season workouts? He’s becoming a poor man’s LeBron – a baby LeBron if you will, at least in his statline. Do I trade him? And for what?

doc

February 23rd, 2012
12:24 am

stevew, i hear ya. only this is more the team i expected after the fold of last season, rescued only by the win over the magic then the sorry retool job in the off season. how could it be different with tmac, a detroit cast off, as your big fling? folks, see it for what it is. hate to pop the ballon but al going down was huge and made it more apparent when adversity hit as there were no replacements.

doc

February 23rd, 2012
12:26 am

throw in an injured hinrich to start the season with quick deterioration over last year when he returned. whew, bad luck.

crazy_88

February 23rd, 2012
12:29 am

Hawks mgmt isn’t going to do squat – They are content to run the course with this squad because ownership has no money and will not make a trade that will push them even slightly over the luxury tax. Horford going down just made it easier to write off this season as a wash. They tried to sniff out the market on Josh Smith & Joe Johnson and nobody was biting – they probably will look to amnesty Joe this summer and try and trade Josh for some future draft picks and rebuild around Al Horford and continue with the development of Teague. Kirk Hinrich is playing like crap and his trade value drops every game and since he’s on the last yr of his deal they will just let it expire.

Grandad

February 23rd, 2012
12:29 am

Ra`mon

kudos on your observations about feeding the post.
Do I remember you saying you played pg.

Feeding the Post -is- a Skill.

My players spent time in practice working on this very important aspect.
I was such a;
demanding indoctrination-maniacal, execution-compulsive & authoritative
coach that my players were drilled not only in ‘`how to`’
but ‘`how to`’ do it exactly ‘`my`’ way.
* from the baseline = bounce pass
* from the top = air pass
* see your post plyr’s # before the feed … or ? etc.
* know your post player’s hands
* bad hands = above the eyes
* etc

Not bragging – OCD – a bad ass Mr. Monk with a whistle.

One has to laugh at one’s self ?

Chill

February 23rd, 2012
12:51 am

Congrats to the Hawks for becoming the First Blowout of the Lin Era Knicks at full strength. I knew we could count on you!

Chicken Hawk

February 23rd, 2012
12:57 am

People blaming Drew now. I guess neither fans or owners see that this core of players together peaked already. Sad thing is they peaked when baby Hawks against the Celtics in 2007. Crazy! We were supposed to be what the Thunder are but never happened. This team is not in it to win a ring. I learned that the last season Woodson was coach and he ratted players out for having limos waiting at hotel for them after losing to the Bucks in playoffs.

They have the money, hookers and weed. That is what they want. Now get us players in here that care about winning and not just living the hip hop bling lifestyle.

Grandad

February 23rd, 2012
1:10 am

We should attempt to trade fo draft picks.
1st rounders / lottery picks.
We should not trade for anything that wins another game this season.

Tank !

Although; I reckon ‘`little g`’ wishes to get in the play-offs [pay-check]

Josh for a lottery pick
Marv for exp contract / Charlotte maybe will dump Boris
Keep Joe – then use Amnesty clause
Keep Zaza – unless we get a really attractive offer
Trade Ivan – nice chip; old rookie on a rebuilding team
Keep Al – he won’t be ready this season anyway
Trade Teague – * Not * a long term solution @ pg (?LAL?)
At the trade deadline – If anyone wants:
Willie -or- T-Mac;
see if anyone [contender] would give up a late 1st rounder ?

To borrow this term … Ka-boom !

Did I leave anyone out ?

Mike Budenholzer asst HC S.A.Spurs; Leonard hamilton HC Fla. St. Univ.
My 1st two choices as potential candidates for next HC