Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quote of the Day

“Without a doubt, this was a good trip,” Hawks coach Mike Woodson said. “We are .500 on the road now, and we just have to go take care of business at home.”

I'll simply say that if I can find Phil Jackson, Jerry Sloan, Pat Riley, Rick Adelman, Gregg Popovich to convince me that losing 2 winnable games is WITHOUT A DOUBT a good trip - I'll buy. Otherwise, we're going to pass with this going .500 on the road litmus test for good. Of all the contenders in the East, only the Hawks are flirting with .500 basketball on the road. Same for the West save Denver. IT would seem to me that if you have different standards on the road for what's acceptable, then you'll continue to lose a lot more on the road than at home. I'm not asking for .900 basketball, but a loss to the Warriors should be unacceptable on anyone's basketball court. Just a thought...

3 comments:

Kris said...

Hey Larry if you have the time can you email me at soaringdownsouth@gmail.com? I got a question for you.

Bret LaGree said...

And Denver's played 6 of their 27 road games without 'Melo and 5 without Billups.

ATL_Hawk_Luv said...

Thanks Bret...always making me feel even better about the Hawks goal setting.

I'm even more convinced that really the Hawks are content with having a season that they didn't expect to have despite the fact that we started out hot (just like last year) and showed that we could possibly contend. Guess the goals never changed...the next time I hear someone from the org say the goal is to win a title THIS YEAR - will be the first.

I wonder if the Thunder or Jazz are thinking that they can contend this year now that they've gotten red hot.