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Other GMs Called Danny Ferry's Hawks' Arrangement 'Golden Ticket'

The Atlanta Hawks hired Danny Ferry in 2012 with a six-year deal paying him $2 million annually. The Hawks also gave Ferry guarantees they would invest into a D-League team and a new practice facility, plus he only had to report to Bruce Levenson. Ferry's contract was one of the best ever secured by an NBA general manager with a six-year deal being almost unheard of outside of someone...
Via RealGM
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hawks' 6th Man tryouts underscore city's growing NBA interest

ATLANTA - There's an elevator that runs up the southwest corner of Philips Arena, from the service level up through the main concourse and into the arena's upper levels where banners commemorating division titles, Ted Turner and Widespread Panic concerts sway in the air conditioning. On Monday evening at Philips, as Zamboni machines paved a frozen surface on the arena floor for an...
Via Fox Sports South
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

100 Best NBA Players- Atlanta Hawks

(May 23, 2015 – Source: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Senior Writer at Hoopstuff… With the season rapidly approaching, I’ve created a list of the league’s top 100 players. The following article is an analysis of where members of the Atlanta Hawks fell on that list: C Al Horford (Rank: 32nd) As the longest tenured Hawk remaining on the roster...
Via HoopStuff
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jury selected, trial set to start in Thabo Sefolosha case

While the Atlanta Hawks will get back to action with their first preseason game later this week, one member of the team had bigger issues on his plate on Monday. Jury selection is complete in the trial of Thabo Sefolosha, according to a report from the New York Times.Sefolosha is facing several charges alleging he obstructed governmental administration and resisted arrest on the...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hawks Begin Cap Clearing Mission

The Hawks have sent Louis Williams and Lucas Noguiera to Toronto for John Salmons and a future 2nd round draft pick. Nobody in this trade really grabs anybody’s attention per say, but that’s not to say this trade isn’t significant in some way. Louis Williams is a scorer. He’s not a 20 point scorer, but he’s someone you can call of your bench to score 10-15 points and hit...
Via In The Neutral Zone
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks' challenge lies in choosing Carroll's replacement

ATLANTA -- If it's energy that Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer is looking to replicate with DeMarre Carroll having left for free agent riches, Kent Bazemore has a message for him. "Energy is what I do," the swingman said. "I'd put myself up against anyone if we have a contest of bringing energy. I think that comes pretty natural for me." Carroll was the emotional center of the Hawks...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks wings Korver, Sefolosha look to return to form following offseason surgeries

ATLANTA - Kyle Korver spent a lot of time on the couch this offseason. Much more than expected. "It was not the offseason that I was hoping for," Korver said, laughing his way through the Atlanta Hawks media day on Monday. "I had two surgeries. I tried to get them both done at the same time: I was like, 'Knock me out. One doctor comes in. He goes out. The other guy (comes in).' I...
Via Fox Sports South
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: Atlanta Hawks new court design

The Chicago Bulls aren’t the only ones with a new court design. The Atlanta Hawks have also gotten into the mix with a re-design that focuses on their new color scheme….     [NBA] The post Look: Atlanta Hawks new court design appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Hawks unveil rendering of new court

The Atlanta Hawks unveiled a rendering of their new court design on Thursday. The court certainly reflects the Hawks' rebrand -- it features Torch Red, Granite Gray and Volt Green the team has been promoting since it revealed its new jerseys -- and also confirms that 2K Sports leaked the design back in August with one of its trailers.The Pac Man logo remains at center court, while...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers sign forward Austin Daye

It was not too long ago this offseason when the Cleveland Cavaliers had the fewest players signed under contract in the NBA. It was expected they would sign several many more players to training camp and non-guaranteed deals. That trend continued again on Wednesday with the Cavs signing 27-year-old forward Austin Daye to a one-year deal, as first reported by Yahoo Sports’ Shams...
Via Waiting For Next Year
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What will the Atlanta Hawks do for an Encore After a Historic Season?

Jeff Teague #0, Al Horford #15, Paul Millsap #4, and Kyle Korver #26 of the Atlanta Hawks celebrate after a score against the Indiana Pacers on January 21, 2015 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Heading into least season anyone who predicted that the Atlanta Hawks would have the best record in the Eastern Conference would have gotten some...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ashley Madison x Atlanta Hawks

Not Ashley Madison, but the real Ashley Madison who also happens to be an Atlanta Hawks fan, wants you to start a new love affair with her hometown team. “We were talking about how we wanted people to have a love affair with us, and we thought this was a playful way to do it,” said the team’s chief marketing officer Steve Koonin. “Everyone thought it was a good idea, which...
Via Hooped Up
14 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Atlanta Hawks are selling tickets this season

What is going on in Atlanta? The Hawks in 2014-15 had one of the most impressive seasons in franchise history which saw the tearm earning 60 wins and coach Mike Budenholzer winning Coach the Year. The question that needs to be asked is how we capitalize on all this success? The answer is simple: Abandon one of the greatest logos and color schemes in all of sports: Replace...
Via Celtics Life
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks’ Ashley Madison-Themed Ticket Promo Is Something Else (Video)

The Atlanta Hawks are at it again with ticket promotions, this time asking NBA fans to be unfaithful to their favorite teams. The promo, parodying the hacked adultery website, features soft-spoken pillow talk and the team’s Harry the Hawk mascot trying to sell 10 nights of “unadulterated excitement” to fans. If you’ve had a rough patch with your first love...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks launch Ashley Madison-inspired ticket promo

The Atlanta Hawks have attempted to make light of the Ashley Madison hacking controversy by using fans actually named Ashley Madison to promote a 10-game flex ticket promotion. “The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club announced today that they have signed three real-life people named Ashley Madison to promote the team’s new 10-game flex plans,” the campaign says. “Fans are encouraged...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: 5 Things to Expect This Season

(May 19, 2015 – Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… 1. Paul Millsap and Al Horford Will Return to the All-Star Game Atlanta had a league leading four All-Stars last year, but the likelihood of a that reoccurring is notably slim with the Eastern Conference’s deepening talent pool, especially in the backcourt. With...
Via HoopStuff
19 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Jason Richardson signing helps the Hawks

Jason Richardson has been around the league for a long time, but the 34-year-old is ready to move on and begin a new chapter with another the Atlanta Hawks. He was only able to play in 19 games last season after not making an appearance in 2013-2014 NBA due to a lingering knee injury. The Atlanta Hawks recently acquired the veteran shooting guard and the team continues to pile on...
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Dikembe Mutombo has great reaction to news of Hawks jersey retirement (Video)

On Tuesday, it was announced that fabled finger-wagging figure Dikembe Mutombo would be honored by the Atlanta Hawks and have his No. 55 jersey lifted to the rafters in Philips Arena next November. Mutombo's No. 55 will be retired during Nov. 24 game vs. Celtics on TNT. — Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) September 1, 2015 For the Hawks, it’s a wonderful gesture for a player...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dikembe Mutombo teared up when Hawks announced franchise will retire his jersey

Dikembe Mutombo was already celebrating a tremendous honor, but the NBA legend didn’t know “Dikembe Mutombo Day” was about to get better. According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin announced the franchise will retire Mutombo’s No. 55 jersey during the 2015 campaign. The news surprised Mutombo, who had a touching reaction...
Via Sportsnaut
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Scott facing up to 25 years in prison for drug possession

It looks like Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott is in some serious hot water. According to a report published by the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore on Wednesday, Scott is looking at a maximum of 25 years in prison on two separate felony drug charges after being arrested at a traffic stop last month. Scott and his brother Antonn were pulled over on July 30 off...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks’ Mike Scott charged with felony drug possession

Consider Mike Scott likely gone from the Atlanta Hawks, and perhaps his NBA career over. Scott, a second round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, was recently arrested and is facing felony drug charges; it is not a minor incident either. Scott was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Antonn Imhotep Scott, believed to be related to Scott, that did not immediately yield to Banks County police...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB is open to expansion and so much more

Yesterday, before the All-Star Game, Commissioner Rob Manfred was doing his typical “state of the union” luncheon with the BBWAA. It was pretty much all the standard talking points you’d expect from him: fan safety improvements, progress on the pace of play, making instant replay reviews faster and how the league is open to the idea of expansion. WHAAAAAAAAAA??????...
Via The Outside Corner
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Raptors signing Carroll is shrewdest move of free agency

DeMarre Carroll made the announcement on social media Wednesday that he is heading to Toronto to play for head coach Dwane Casey and the Raptors. #WeThe North I will be playing for Toronto Raptors next year!!!! I'm Blessed for this Opportunity!… — DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) July 1, 2015 #WeTheNorth I will be playing for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Hawks trade for Hardaway is a rare move for the team

After so many days and weeks of palpable buzz, the 2015 NBA Draft dramatically underwhelmed, from a pure entertainment value, with its incredible lack of trades. There were no trades involving players selected in the lottery—none of the lottery picks had been exchanged before draft night, either—and the few NBA veterans who were traded were role players. The general lack of...
Via The Sports Post
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks' new uniforms leaked, feature neon green, wild pattern

Nobody can accuse the Atlanta Hawks of lacking creativity in the designing of their new uniforms. The official unveiling of the Hawks’ revamped unis is set for Wednesday, but the Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution got his hands on some images of them one day early. Woah. As you can see, the Hawks have ditched their red, white and blue color scheme for...
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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