CHICAGO -- First, and most importantly, I really like Hawks coach Larry Drew. No idea if he's a great coach or a terrible one. I'm not qualified to make that call (not yet anyway ... ahem), but as a person I really like that guy. He's humble, realistic, not engrossed in the mastery of Larry Drew.
Best of all, he's hopelessly honest. Which leads me to the reason for this blogg entry. Asked before Game 5 if he had any idea what he would get Tuesday night from his team -- a cast of characters that includes the inconsistent Joe Johnson, the erratic Jamal Crawford and indecipherable Josh Smith -- Drew told the truth.
"Do I know? No. I don't. I have no idea," he said.
And then he kept going.
"All four games, we saw something different. Game 1, played like we knew we could win the game. ... Game 2, we completely reverted back to our old style, quick-shooting. ... Game 3, no energy. ... Game 4, we came out like a team possessed."