Mike Woodson is a solid NBA coach.
The New Orleans Hornets, Chicago Bulls, or the Philadelphia 76ers would all be better teams next year under Woodson's direction. However, the Atlanta Hawks probably will not improve if they give Woodson a new contract. Besides Joe Johnson, the Hawks main core of players are all under contract for next year.
It is going to be hard for GM Rick Sund to remake this team. A new coach can bring a different coaching staff, a new voice for the veteran players, maybe a new offensive and defensive system.
The change will be a rocky process at first, but by the end of the 2010-2011 the Hawks could be a better playoff team. Woodson deserves a new contract, but his time in Atlanta is probably over. Here are five coaches that can make an impact in the ATL.