Atlanta Hawks v Detroit Pistons Live
Having been swept two times in a row in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Hawks' front-office decided to go for an overhaul in the coaching department which resulted in coach Mike Woodson being fired and replaced by Larry Drew. Likewise, Atlanta gave franchise cornerstone Joe Johnson a six-year extension worth nearly $124 million and will start the new season with the same group of players as last year. Thus, Joe Johnson and the Atlanta Hawks will make their way to Michigan to face the Detroit Pistons on Monday at 11:30 p.m. GMT.
The Pistons on the other hand are coming off a fairly frustrating season as they posted a 27-55 record and ended up missing the playoffs. Considering that Detroit's biggest off-season addition is the injury prone Tracy McGrady who is already past his prime, a significant improvement in 2010-11 appears to be rather unlikely. That said, the Pistons have a few promising young prospects, such as sophomore forward Austin Daye and seventh overall pick Greg Monroe. Yet, there is no doubt that Joe Johnson and company will enter their encounter with Detroit as favorites to secure a win on the road.
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Tags: Mike Woodson, Atlanta Hawks, Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons, NBA live
Posted: 15th February 2011
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