Found June 04, 2013 on Online Sports Guys:
((ht: ajc.com)) Well, that's another fine mess the marketing department may have made. According to a report Tuesday afternoon in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Hawks sent a letter to possible season-ticket buyers that mentions the possibility of the team acquiring Dwight Howard and Chris Paul. Problem is: It may have violated the NBA Anti-Tampering policy since it apparently while both are pending "Free-Agents" they apparently can't be mentioned as targets by the team until after July 1st. It's not July 1st. (at least not as of this posting date) The paper says neither the Hawks nor the NBA will comment about it, but mentioning players by name before July 1st has been a big "No-No" in NBA circles. It's cost the Hawks and other teams a good bit of money in the past. Read the entire AJC.com story explaining it RIGHT HERE We kind of feel bad for the Hawks, but this is sort of funny. They have an incredible penchan...
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