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Atlanta Hawks’ Thabo Sefolosha Nearing Return After Police Brutality Injury

JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 9: Tiago Splitter #11 of the Atlanta Hawks handles the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans during a preseason game on October 9, 2015 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (Getty Images). Less than two weeks before the start of last season’s NBA Playoffs, the Atlanta Hawk’s Thabo Sefolosha found himself lying on the pavement of a New York...
Via The Sports Journal
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks 'hopeful' Thabo Sefolosha will be able to play this week

Even though he's not quite 100 percent physically as he makes his way back from the broken leg he suffered during an arrest by the NYPD, Atlanta Hawks wing Thabo Sefolosha is ready to get back on the court. And with his criminal proceedings behind him -- and with a "not guilty" verdict in hand -- Sefolosha is expected to make his preseason debut for the Hawks on Wednesday, according...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hawks Release Edgar Sosa, Arsalan Kazemi

Edgar Sosa and Arsalan Kazemi have been waived by the Atlanta Hawks. Both Sosa and Kazemi received limited playing time in the preseason.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Two Careers of Elton Brand

Lost somewhere in the 24-hour sports news cycle was the retirement of an NBA great. He never won an MVP award and wasn't even 1st Team All NBA, but for over a decade Elton Brand made his presence known on a nightly basis.Blessed with high shoulders, long arms, and uncanny athleticism for a 6'8" man of his girth, EB routinely abused opposing teams at both ends of the floor. His first...
Via The Sports Quotient
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thabo Sefolosha not guilty of nightclub incident charges

Atlanta Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted on Friday of various charges stemming from an incident outside a nightclub in New York City back in April. The Associated Press reports that Sefolosha was found not guilty of misdemeanor obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. A Manhattan jury deliberated for less than an hour...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jury deliberating in trial of Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha

  A jury is deliberating in the New York City trial of a professional basketball player charged with resisting arrest and other crimes. The six-person panel on Thursday asked to see video of the April 8 confrontation between the Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha (tah-BOH' sehf-ah-LOH'-shuh) and police officers. The guard-forward has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor obstructing government...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks ‘Tangle of Egos’ ESPN Project

For an ESPN article based on the “Tangle of Egos” inside the Atlanta Hawks organization that led to a racially charged scandal and the sale of the franchise. Artist Butcher Billy from Brazil created these terrific accompanying pieces. The post Atlanta Hawks ‘Tangle of Egos’ ESPN Project appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks begin preseason vs. Cavs team that ended their last season

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks open the preseason against the team they last saw in the Eastern Conference final. Don't expect any big motivational speeches from coach Mike Budenholzer. "I can tell you unequivocally, no," he quipped after practice Tuesday. The Hawks were heading to Cincinnati to face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who blew out the top-seeded Hawks in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer made it known that he wanted Danny Ferry to resign

The 2014-15 version of the Atlanta Hawks will go down as one of the best teams in franchise history. The Hawks won 60 games and played in the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in team history.All of this was happening with the situation that former general manager Danny Ferry put himself in. Ferry took a leave of absence after some comments about Luol Deng were made public...
Via No Guts, No Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days 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
6 days 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
6 days 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
11 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
13 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
14 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
19 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
19 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
21 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...
24 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
24 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

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