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Can the Atlanta Hawks Continue Playoff Streak in 2014-15

Mike Budenholzer's second year as coach for the Atlanta Hawks

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Consistency is not a term that is used too frequently when it comes to the Atlanta Hawks. However, looking at their past seasons they will be able to argue the fact they are one of the more consistent teams in both the city of Atlanta and the NBA. They haven’t made it to the finals anytime recent, but they have managed to make the postseason in seven straight seasons. That is fairly impressive considering the amount of change that has plagued the Atlanta Hawks.

In their recent run of playoff appearances they have had three different head coaches. Last season was the first year as coach for Mike Budenholzer. Despite it being his first year as head coach, Budenholzer was able to take the Hawks to the playoffs in 2014.  Budenholzer may lack head coaching experience; however, prior to coming to Atlanta he spent 17 seasons as an assistant in San Antonio under Greg Popovich.

One area that Atlanta has an issue with is the lack of a Superstar player on their roster. The two best players on the roster are Al Horford, who can never stay healthy, and Paul Millsap. Jeff Teague and Adreian Payne are young pieces of the roster that were drafted in by the Atlanta Hawks. Danny Ferry, the General Manager of the Hawks has brought in veteran talent in free agent signings over the years. Kyle Korver has become an intricate part of the starting five for the Hawks. Just this season Thabo Sefolosha was added to the roster to play a sixth man role. While the Hawks are considered by most as mid-tier team, they easily could be near the top with another year having Budenholzer as their coach.

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