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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
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hawks to retire Dikembe Mutombo's No. 55 next season

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks will retire Dikembe Mutombo's No. 55 next season, about two months after he is enshrined into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Mutombo, the shot-blocking, finger-wagging center, spent five seasons with the Hawks. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin says few players matched the impact Mutombo made ''as a player, man and humanitarian.'' Mutombo's number will...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

50 Questions for 2015-16: Who guards LeBron James for the Atlanta Hawks?

Long before Atlanta wrapped its hands around the neck of the Eastern Conference, winning 60 games and ascending to the East Finals, the Hawks were just 5-4 and playing without DeMarre Carroll in Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland revved its engine and flew past Atlanta, scoring 41 points in the first quarter, and leading 71-43 at halftime. LeBron James scored 32 points in 29 minutes...
Via Bloguin Best
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: The Eastern Conference’s Second Best Team

(May 21, 2015 – Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Despite the undesirable ending to what was overall an historic season for the Hawks, there’s no denying that Atlanta has finally established itself as a team trending away from mediocrity. Mike Budenholzer has transformed a once isolation-heavy offense into one...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Did NBA 2K16's new trailer reveal the Hawks' new floor? (PHOTO)

NBA 2K16 released it's first full-length gameplay trailer on Monday, and may have revealed the Atlanta Hawks' new floor in the process.One clip in particular -- a Kyle Korver 3-pointer in the left corner -- shows the new Philips Arena floor, which features a black curtain around the court, and volt green "Hawks" and volt green and red "Atlanta" lettering on perpendicular angles of...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Horford 'Very Happy In Atlanta'

Al Horford is entering the final season of his current contract and will be an unrestricted free agent in 2016 when the cap increases. Horford was recently asked what made him decide to wait until free agency to address his contract with the Atlanta Hawks. "For me, I'm very happy in Atlanta," said Horford. "It's one of those things where I don't want any contract talks to be a distraction...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Horford plans to wait until season is over to have contract talks

Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford is one of the most underrated big men in the NBA. Even though Horford won’t torch you for 30 or 40 points, he impacts the game in other ways. After making the his first All-Star Game last year, he is looking to step it up even more. With the new salary cap in 2016, the Hawks know that they will have to a lot to keep Horford in Atlanta. But Horford...
Via No Guts, No Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(Source: Chris Covatta/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… After a disappointing end to a historic season in Atlanta, the Atlanta Hawks have added several new ripples to their rotation after DeMarre Carroll’s departure in free agency. The front office in under new managment and they’re essentially looking to build a team that best...
Via HoopStuff
16 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: The acquisition of Tiago Splitter is a big deal

Recently, the Atlanta Hawks traded away a mere draft pick for Tiago Splitter from the San Antonio Spurs. This trade went mostly under the radar around the league – though, this trade deserves much more recognition than what it has received so far. Splitter will become embraced by the Atlanta Hawks after they see the dominance he brings to their team. He also significantly increases...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(May 23, 2015 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… *The following is an analysis of what I believe should be the Hawks starting 5, not a prediction of what it will be. PG- Jeff Teague The Atlanta Hawks are likely beginning to look to the future to some extent and are planning to someday hand the keys of the team over...
Via HoopStuff
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks Basketball: Jeff Teague needs to be a superstar

Atlanta Hawks’ point guard Jeff Teague is undoubtedly a top-ten NBA point guard and is coming off the best season of his career. Teague averaged 15.9 points, 7 assists and 1.7 steals in just over 30 minutes per game last season; acting as the floor general and leader for the Hawks team that won 60 games and made it to the Eastern Conference Finals. The issue for Atlanta was and...

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

The Atlanta Hawks remain great after uneventful offseason

The Atlanta Hawks have managed to pull off a very successful, yet almost uneventful, offseason this year. In fact, the announcement of their new uniforms this month was the most popular Hawks’ news of the offseason. The Atlanta Hawks, who had the best record in the Eastern Conference last season, have largely remained the same team as last year. This lead many people to believe...
Via isportsweb.com
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Offseason Review: Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks were the surprise of the NBA during the 14-15 season. They raced out to one of the league's best records and finished atop the Eastern Conference in the regular season. A successful season was ended by a combination of untimely injuries and a very good Cleveland Cavaliers' squad in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Hawks entered the offseason with a good amount...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks Projected 2015-2016 Lineup

The Atlanta Hawks, fresh off their greatest season in franchise history, head into the 2015-2016 season with a very large chip on their shoulders. After winning 60 games – the second best record in the NBA – and making the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time, the expectations are high to repeat a similar success and few are expecting Atlanta to reach it. However, the...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
July 27, 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

Ex-Cavs player being sued for stealing from grease trap biz

Former Cavalier Tyrone Hill may have gotten himself caught in a greasy grease trap trap. The ex-power forward is being sued for allegedly committing fraud and stealing from Greasers, an Atlanta-based commercial restaurant grease trap business he has 49 percent ownership in. The company is seeking at least $2 million in damages, according to Robert Littal of BlackSportsOnline. ...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 06, 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!… https://t.co/pBK6NvRVcE — DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) July 1, 2015 #WeTheNorth I will be playing for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks Re-Sign Paul Millsap to Three-Year Contract

The Atlanta Hawks may have lost starting forward DeMarre Carroll to the Toronto Raptors in free agency earlier on Wednesday, but they were able to hang on to All-Star Paul Millsap. According to multiple media reports, the Hawks have signed Millsap to a three-year deal worth $59 million. This comes just hours after the forward was reportedly expressing serious interest in joining...
Via Sportsnaut
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...
Via NESN.com
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks Part Ways with Danny Ferry, Mike Budenholzer to Become Team President

The Atlanta Hawks are parting ways with general manager Danny Ferry, who has been away from the team since last year after making some racially insensitive remarks during a meeting. In what promises to be a major shake-up in the team’s front office Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report that head coach Mike Budenholzer will take over as the Hawks...
Via Sportsnaut
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks unveil new logo

The Atlanta Hawks had a big year making it to the Eastern Conference Finals and landed a new owner. Now they’ve also updated their logos…. Welcome to the Club! Today we unveil our new logo, and the story behind it: http://t.co/o9Njk0JuKH #TrueToAtlanta pic.twitter.com/nhlmEYYQNw — Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 1, 2015   The post Look: Atlanta Hawks unveil new logo...
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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