So all it takes is one good summer, eh? I guess baseball players have taught us that over the past decade or so.
The Hawks extended Stan Bowman's contract to the spring of 2016, even though he had another year after this one. It isn't jumping the gun too much, as organizations tend to not like general managers or coaches to head into the last year of their deal. The feeling is that when coaching or managing for a contract you tend to panic and not see the long term. This is especially bad for general managers who should be planning years ahead of time.
Obviously, the Hawks brass were looking for any excuse to do this, because Stan's been their boy since they took over. Dale Tallon was forced out the door specifically so they could give Stan the job. Might have something to do with hiring Stan's dad, Scotty, as a consultant. But I don't want to get into conspiracies or anything, i spent far too much time doing so a couple years ago.
The evidence we have on Stan is scarce, though. Whe...