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Atlanta Hawks Dream Team

Center: Dikembe Mutombo Getty Images The greatest center to ever play for the Hawks was Moses Malone, but his tenure in Atlanta was short-lived, so instead I chose to pick Dikembe Mutombo. The four-time defensive player of the year is most known by younger audiences for his role in the GEICO commericals, but was also a force on the basketball court during his time in the NBA being...
Via TopSportsReport
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony publicly supports Mike Woodson, calls him a ‘father figure’

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, Carmelo Anthony, seemingly in a state in denial over how the Knicks missed the postseason, came out and publicly supported embattled head coach Mike Woodson during comments made on Thursday. “Mike Woodson has become a guy I can talk to, almost a father figure, a friend, a guy […] The post Carmelo Anthony publicly supports Mike Woodson...
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Mike Woodson Awaits Firing Squad

Mike Woodson will be fired as Knicks head coach, it is only a matter of when.  Whether it is today, tomorrow, next week, the timing is only a formality. Former Knicks coach Larry Brown once said, “I am a dead man walking,” and while Mike Woodson’s career as Knicks coach is not yet dead, the firing squad is taking aim. Phil Jackson is the new sheriff in town and new sheriff’s...
Via Sports Blog Talk
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who to praise for the Atlanta Hawks being an eight seed, who’s to blame

Two weeks ago, the New York Knicks took control of the eighth seed in the Eastern conference sending many Hawks fans into panic mode. This was short lived because by the time the Hawks won its next game, they took back the eighth seed and never looked back, finishing the season strong winning six of its last eight games. Many Hawks fans were advocates of the Hawks missing the playoffs...
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Chris Douglas-Roberts Hits Game-Winning Floater against Hawks

The name Chris-Douglas Roberts may look familiar to you; Derrick Rose’s former teammate at Memphis, the 6’7” shooting guard has played on a different NBA team each of the last four season. However, it seems as though CDR has maybe found a permanent home this year. On Monday night, Douglas-Roberts was trusted enough by head coach Steve Clifford to take the last shot of the game...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Teague Named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from April 7 to April 13. Teague led the Hawks to a 3-1 record while averaging 20.3 points, 5.8 assists and 1.75 steals on the week. Behind their point guard, Atlanta clinched the East’s eighth playoff spot with wins over the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat. Game of the week...
Via Basketball Bicker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Atlanta Hawks made the playoffs

  In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. When examining why the Atlanta Hawks made the playoffs, this is the first thing that came to mind. It needs a little tweaking though. In the conference of dumpster fires, somebody has to finish eighth. That’s better. It’s a little harsh, but in many ways so was watching a lot of (L)Eastern conference basketball. That being...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Hits: Hawks halt Heat, clinch No. 8 seed in East playoffs

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we learned from the Hawks' 98-85 victory over the Miami Heat, clinching Atlanta's seventh consecutive postseason appearance and a season-series split against the defending champions (2-all): 1. Kudos to the Hawks for wrapping up a playoff spot earlier than expected On April 2, just 10 days ago, the Hawks suffered a gut-wrenching home defeat...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Paul Pierce rip on Teague brothers' looks?

Paul Pierce was heard clowning siblings Jeff and Marquis Teague during Friday’s Atlanta Hawks-Brooklyn Nets game. Pierce called the pair the “ugliest brothers in the league, by far.” So ugly in fact, that he repeated by far two more times with added emphasis. photo by: Keith Allison The post Paul Pierce Calls Jeff, Marquis...
Via Basketball Bicker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Teague Cross Marquis Teague To The Floor (Video)

Hawks’ Jeff Teague crossed his brother, Marquis Teague, to the floor during the fourth quarter of Atlanta’s 93-88 win over Brooklyn. The post Jeff Teague Cross Marquis Teague To The Floor (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeff Teague breaks brother's ankles on crossover

There aren’t many instances in the NBA when brothers play against each other but that’s exactly what happened tonight as Atlanta Hawks starting guard Jeff Teague faced his little brother Marquis who plays for the Brooklyn Nets. In the fourth quarter of play, Jeff had a transition opportunity and Marquis was forced to guard him on his down. Watch as the elder Teague breaks his...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

First-year coach Budenholzer building new identity for Hawks

As bad news buffeted the Atlanta Hawks during the final weeks of the season -- Kyle Korver's back spasms, DeMarre Carroll's food-poisoning, Paul Millsap's knee contusion, not to mention Al Horford missing the second half of the season with a torn pectoral muscle -- nearly toppling them from the Eastern Conference playoff race, one key factor helped to prevent them from...
Via Fox Sports South
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoffs in sight as Hawks rally past Celtics

ATLANTA -- With their season on the verge of a potential meltdown, the Atlanta Hawks rallied for a gutsy 105-97 win on Wednesday over the Boston Celtics that pushed the Hawks one step closer to the postseason. As they lurch toward the end of the regular season next week, the Hawks (34-43) have won four out of six. After losing on Tuesday at home to Detroit, a team 20 games under...
Via Fox Sports South
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hawks use Nicolas Cage clips to pump up crowd

The Atlanta Hawks are using actor Nicolas Cage to pump up the home crowd when opponents shoot free throws by playing this clip on the Jumbotron.The video reel features Cage screaming, yelling, and freaking out in an attempt to get fans loud and distracting to the opposition.The Hawks are 22-16 at home this season as opposed to just 12-27 on the road. So maybe this Cage-inspired visual...
Via Bush League Chronicle
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks don't seem to care about making the playoffs

The chances of a No. 8 seed beating a No. 1 seed in the first round of the NBA playoffs are not very good. It almost never happens. Because of that, the Atlanta Hawks seem genuinely disinterested in qualifying for the postseason. Thanks in large part to unfortunate injuries, the Hawks have gone 8-21 since […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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