Atlanta Hawks should not be overlooked next year

It’s hard to call a season that sees a team win 60 games a disappointment, especially when it’s a 22-win improvement over the previous season and the most in franchise history.  And most might not be disappointed with the Atlanta Hawks season: they had the stellar record, topped the Eastern Conference standings by seven games over their closest opponent and had a killer 19...
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Report: Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer pleads not guilty to 2013 DUI charge

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer entered a plea of not guilty in a case stemming from an arrest in 2013 and charges of driving under the influence, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.The plea filing came last week, according to Vivlamore, with the official court hearing scheduled for Wednesday. By filing the plea, neither Budenholzer nor his attorney...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach Budenholzer on replacing DeMarre Carroll: 'We have good depth'

There's probably not a single player on the Atlanta Hawks who can provide everything that DeMarre Carroll did last season -- and at the same level. And that means that coach Mike Budenholzer will have to rely on his team's depth and hope for a little better health luck when the postseason rolls around next time.In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier this week...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron, Kyrie among nominees for first-ever NBPA Players Awards

This is the rare awards show from which LeBron James has yet to take any hardware home. That could soon change. The NBA announced in late April that the National Basketball Players Assocation (NBPA) would launch its own season-end awards show, the Players Awards The awards will be held Sunday, July 19 at the Rio in Las Vegas, and broadcast on Tuesday, July 21 on BET. All awards...
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Justin Holiday Signs Multi-Year Deal With Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard Justin Holiday to a multi-year contract. “Justin's abilities on both ends of the court excited us as we looked to add depth on the wing,” Mike Budenholzer said. “His combination of length and versatility with a great work ethic give him a chance to be a solid contributor on the court, and his experience on a championship team this past season...
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Atlanta Hawks: Assessing free agency so far

With the frenzy of NBA free agency continuing day to day, a multitude of franchises have new looks, and the Atlanta Hawks were no exception. The Hawks experienced a very bitter ending to the best regular season in franchise history when the Cleveland Cavaliers swept them out of the Eastern Conference Finals. With such a deep venture in the playoffs this past season; fans and the...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Budenholzer: 'Our most important thing is keeping our team together'

If Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer had it his way, he'd bring everybody back next season.Or so it seems, anyway, based on his quote to reporters over the weekend, in which Budenholzer said, "Our most important thing is keeping our team together, so the more time I have to spend time with Paul [Millsap] and DeMarre [Carroll] and our players, I welcome that."Budenholzer is...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks coach: 'Having our own D-League team is critical to us'

The NBA is moving closer and closer to a full 30-team, 1-to-1 affiliated NBA D-League. And the Atlanta Hawks could be part of taking that next step forwardThere are currently 19 NBA D-League teams, with 18 owned or affiliated with a single NBA team and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants jointly affiliated with the remaining 12 NBA teams. That can make things tough sometimes simply as a numbers...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks big man Antic to return to play in Europe

Atlanta Hawks big man Pero Antic will return to play basketball overseas after two NBA seasons, according to multiple reports. Antic, who was a restricted free agent for Atlanta, has a deal in place with Fenerbahce in the Turkish Basketball League. The deal is expected to be formalized in the coming days. The 6-foot-11 Antic averaged 6.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in his two...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Budenholzer hopes Hardaway helps Hawks keep Millsap, Carroll

ATLANTA (AP) Now that he's added Tim Hardaway Jr., Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has narrowed his focus on re-signing All-Star forward Paul Millsap and starting guard DeMarre Carroll. NBA teams can begin negotiating with free agents at 12 a.m. Wednesday, and Budenholzer believes the acquisition of Hardaway will help convince Millsap and Carroll to stay in Atlanta. ''Our most important...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Grant Hill hoping to help bring success to Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) Grant Hill always wondered why the Atlanta Hawks struggled to attract big-name free agents. Now the seven-time NBA All-Star faces a challenge to help make that happen. Hill was introduced as vice chair of the Hawks on Thursday, one day after the franchise and arena rights were purchased for $850 million. He has a stake in the new ownership group, led by billionaire...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks show off new uniforms as new ownership group moves in

ATLANTA (AP) The Hawks are coming off their best season in Atlanta - and that's not all. Guard Kyle Korver thinks it's about to get even better now that the team has new owners, a new front office and new uniforms. With coach Mike Budenholzer the new president of basketball operations, Korver believes the Hawks have a good chance to move past the Eastern Conference finals next season...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Ressler announced as Hawks' main owner

ATLANTA (AP) The NBA board of governors has unanimously approved the sale of the Atlanta Hawks to an ownership group led by billionaire Tony Ressler. Along with the operating rights to Philips Arena, the Hawks were sold for $850 million. The NBA announced Wednesday's sale closing. Former NBA star Grant Hill is part of Ressler's group, which includes New York investor Rick Schnall...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Danny Ferry out; Mike Budenholzer moving up

Danny Ferry’s time with the Atlanta Hawks has officially come to an end, as the team announced the buyout of the general manager’s contract Monday. Although the exact amount and details of the buyout were not released, league sources say it will include an amount greater than the balance of Ferry’s current contract, which has three additional years remaining. Hawks’ current...
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June 23, 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...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks Part Ways With Danny Ferry, Promote Budenholzer

The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to a buyout with Danny Ferry with Mike Budenholzer assuming the role of head of basketball operations. Assistant general manager Wes Wilcox will be elevated to general manager, sources said. With Ferry, Wilcox was instrumental in constructing an innovative roster that achieved at a high level despite still staying several million dollars below the...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks promote Mike Budenholzer to be coach/president

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY SportsThe Atlanta Hawks have reached a buyout agreement with general manager Danny Ferry.  Current head coach Mike Budenholzer will assume the role of head of basketball operations under the title of team president, reports Yahoo Sports.   Assistant general manager Wes Wilcox will be elevated to general manager. Budenholzer was the NBA’s coach of the...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Budenholzer reportedly will be both Hawks president and head coach

The Atlanta Hawks plan to promote coach Mike Budenholzer to president, which will allow the team to sever ties with general manager Danny Ferry, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday. Budenholzer, who will retain his head-coaching duties, will have help making front office decisions, with Wes Wilcox becoming the Hawks' general manager, according...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jazz poach Atlanta Hawks conditioning coach

Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder has found new help.Atlanta Hawks condition coach Jeff Watkinson is leaving Georgia to come work with the Jazz, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.Snyder worked with Watkins when he was an assistant with the Hawks, and the two also share an affinity from their time in the NCAA ranks, with Missouri.“We are excited for Jeff...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer Has Court Date Set

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in August 2013, and his court date has been set. Per Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 2014-15 NBA Coach of the Year is due in Fulton County State Court on July 29. Budenholzer could be subject to a variety of penalties, Vivlamore writes: “Budenholzer faces up...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks point to bright future even after playoff rout by Cavs

ATLANTA (AP) The season didn't end like they wanted. Not even close. But, after shaking off the sting from a humiliating playoff defeat, the Atlanta Hawks feel like they're closer than ever to winning a championship. They won 60 games for the first time in franchise history and claimed top seed in the Eastern Conference. They set another team record with 19 straight wins. They had...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Wait ‘Til Next Year | Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks surprised everyone when they cruised to the number-one seed in the eastern conference with a 60-win season, but even though they just had the best season in franchise history, my gut tells me this is as good as it gets for this group. NBA Coach of the Year Mike Budenholzer has been winning virtually his [&hellip The post Wait ‘Til Next Year | Atlanta Hawks...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley: Hawks are a bunch of chihuahuas (Video)

The Cleveland Cavaliers took a 59-42 lead into halftime of their blowout win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night, and Charles Barkley was not impressed with Mike Budenholzer’s squad. We know that because he compared the Hawks to a certain breed of dog that isn’t exactly known for it’s ferocity. During the TNT halftime...Read More
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Coach of the Year Mike Budenholzer reflects on end of Hawks' run: 'A good season'

Hopes were higher than an Eastern Conference finals sweep this season for the Atlanta Hawks, but the most successful season in franchise history is nothing to sneeze at. The Hawks sent four starters to the All-Star Game, and coach Mike Budenholzer took home the hardware for Coach of the Year. They didn't reach the Finals, but things ended up going pretty well for these Hawks.After...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks' one-two point guard punch key to Atlanta's playoff run

The NBA is a point guard's league. Fortunately for the Atlanta Hawks, they have two playmakers who bring different skill sets to the game. And were it not for Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroder, the Hawks would never be in the Eastern Conference finals."When those two guys play together, it gives you a second player that's very comfortable, very accustomed, to being in pick-and-rolls...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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