Atlanta Hawks Looking to Fly High

Posted: 20th October 2009 by Matthew Mooney in NBA
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With the most successful post season in the last 20 years behind them, the Atlanta Hawks are poised to make even more noise than they've made over the last two seasons. After a few abysmal seasons, the Hawks finally turned it around in '07-'08 by picking Al Horford and trading for Mike Bibby.á They stunned the league by not only skating into the playoffs, but taking the top seeded Celtics to seven games. Detractors still questioned the worth of the team, and yet last season, the Hawks started on a tear and then held onto the fourth seed in the East and took down a surging Miami Heat team with superstar Dwayne Wade. Although swept out of the playoffs by the Cavs, Rick Sund not only kept the Hawks core, but drafted a promising rookie and added some much needed veteran depth to the ben ...

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