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Danny Ferry's dilemma, according to one opposing GM: the Atlanta Hawks match or exceed last year's .600 winning
percentage despite dealing away Joe Johnson and Larry Drew wins NBA Coach of the Year. Success, the GM's theory goes, will make it all the harder for Ferry to tear down and rebuild the team as he see fits. Stands to reason he'd want to at least hire his own coach. What, you think winning this year accomplishes anything? The Hawks, despite all that success, are 26th in the league in attendance. The biggest decision Ferry will face is what to do with Josh Smith. While he still takes the occasional ill-advised long 2, he is a massive talent and has embraced a bigger leadership role since Johnson's departure. Sources say he likes how the franchise has changed under Ferry and would love to stay in Atlanta -- but all that said, some league sources still question whether Smith fits Ferry's profile.