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Mike Budenholzer has entered a not guilty plea in his driving under the influence case, according to his attorney.
Budenholzer faces misdemeanor DUI charges from an arrest on August 28, 2013 and could be sentenced to up to a year in jail, as much as a $1,000 fine, a driver’s license suspension, and community services for a first-time offense. While those penalties are unlikely, Budenholzer will likely face a two-game suspension from the NBA if he's found guilty. We'll keep an eye on Budenholzer's situation, but it's unlikely he'll face any jail time. Jul 28 - 11:42 AM

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The Hawks have officially promoted Mike Budenholzer to President of Basketball Operations in addition to his duties as head coach.

Wes Wilcox is the team's new GM, filling the void created by Danny Ferry's recent resignation. Budenholzer guided his team to an impressive 60-22 record this season, best in the Eastern Conference, but he faces a tricky offseason with Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll both hitting free agency.
Jun 30 - 7:58 PM

The Hawks traded the No. 15 pick in the 2015 draft for the Wizards' No. 19 pick, in addition to two future second-round picks.

The Wizards selected Kansas SF Kelly Oubre with the No. 15 pick. It's a subtle but savvy move for the Hawks, who have operated with coach Mike Budenholzer as their de facto GM since Danny Ferry resigned the post.
Jun 25 - 9:21 PM

The Pacers and Hawks have reportedly had exploratory talks about swapping their No. 11 and No. 15 pick in the 2015 NBA draft.

Perhaps the Hawks are fearful that they may have to part ways with either DeMarre Carroll or Paul Millsap during free agency, so they may be looking at guys like Frank Kaminsky or Willie Cauley-Stein. The Pacers could potentially trade down and grab someone like Bobby Portis, Kelly Oubre, or Sam Dekker, and it'll be interesting to see how this all plays out on draft day.
Jun 23 - 2:44 PM

According to Yahoo Sports, the Hawks are planning on promoting Mike Budenholzer to team president, but he will also continue to be the head coach.

The Hawks are going to be under new ownership on June 24, and it looks like Danny Ferry will officially be relieved of his duties as general manager. Budenholzer won the NBA's Coach of the Year Award during the 2014-15 season, and it makes a lot of sense for Atlanta to give him more responsibility. With Ferry on the way out in Atlanta, Wes Wilcox is expected to take over as the general manager.
Jun 18 - 10:59 AM

Coach Mike Budenholzer said he's excited with the current Hawks team.

"This team has done a lot, and we have a lot of confidence in this team," Budenholzer said. "We'll look to improve and look to get better, but bringing back this team would excite us, excite me. It's a hell of a group." The Hawks are confident that they'll be able to bring back Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll in July. Carroll earned himself some money while Millsap will be close to a max guy.
Source: USA Today
May 27 - 4:46 PM

The Hawks have officially announced they will swap picks with the Nets for the 2015 NBA Draft.

It's part of the Joe Johnson deal and another tough pill to swallow for the Nets. The Hawks will get the Nets 15th pick and give up the 29th pick. Their selection regarding the player they want will likely have a lot to do with what they project their free agent plans to be.
May 11 - 6:52 PM

Antony Ressler and his team, including Grant Hill, will pay around $800 million for the Atlanta Hawks franchise.

There are some varying prices with the range of $730-850 million being thrown around. The Hawks selling for less than $1 billion shows how much owner Steve Ballmer wanted to get the Clippers and that type of situation is unlikely to happen again. Additionally, there are other owners, like Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who may be less likely to sell their team. There will be more on this story throughout the day.
Apr 22 - 2:43 PM

Mike Budenholzer has been named the NBA Coach of the Year.

Budenholzer received 67 first-place votes after leading the Hawks to a franchise-record 60 wins and the top seed in the Eastern Conference. While Steve Kerr deserved consideration (and finished second in the voting), the Hawks' 22-win improvement spoke to the excellent job the second-year coach down in Atlanta and was too much for the voters to overlook.
Apr 21 - 10:37 AM

Mike Budenholzer said he plans to rest players with four upcoming games in the next five nights.

Budenholzer added that he hadn't mapped out his plans just yet, but fantasy owners should be prepared to be without one of two of Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver, DeMarre Carroll, and Al Horford over at least one of the Hawk's next five games. We'll keep an eye on this situation, but Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, and Pero Antic are worth a pre-emptive add for games when Budenholzer sits his stars.

100 percent of the Atlanta Hawks franchise is reportedly up for sale.

According to a person with knowledge of the situation, agreements have been reached between all three ownership groups, and the league has approved those agreements. The team will officially go on market next week, and it'll be interesting to see what they go for after the Clippers sold for $2 billion back in August.
Jan 2 - 12:41 PM

Mike Budenholzer is adjusting to his new coach/GM role with the Hawks.

"There are extra things you have to do to prepare for camp and the season," Budenholzer acknowledged. "But we’ve got a great group. So there’s more work but I think we can manage it. The team, for the most part, is in place. That’s the most important thing." Budenholzer was an assistant coach to Gregg Popovich for nearly two decades, so he understands what handling both roles entails. However, Budenholzer's dual role will likely be temporary as Atlanta searches for a new GM to replace the disgraced Danny Ferry.
Source: NBC Sports
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 03:09:00 PM

The Hawks have postponed their meeting with civil rights leaders in the wake of the Bruce Levenson/Danny Ferry controversy.

In a statement released to the media the Atlanta Hawks said that Co-Owner and CEO Steve Koonin decided to delay the meeting. "We are committed to having this meeting and will work with community leaders to reschedule as soon as possible," the statement reads. "We ask our community to work with us, be patient with us, and help us heal."
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 03:06:00 PM

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who occasionally writes for Time, came to the defense of Bruce Levenson in his recent column.

"Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson is no Donald Sterling. Nor is his email racist. In fact, his worst crime is misguided white guilt," wrote Abdul-Jabbar. "Business people should have the right to wonder how to appeal to diverse groups in order to increase business. They should even be able to make minor insensitive gaffs if there is no obvious animosity or racist intent. This is a business email that is pretty harmless in terms of insulting anyone — and pretty fascinating in terms of seeing how the business of running a team really works." Abdul-Jabbar's take on the situation is unique, and you can click the link below if you'd like to read his entire column.
Source: TIME
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 03:33:00 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced on Sunday that Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson will sell his controlling interest in the team after self-reporting a racist email that was sent out in 2012.

There was a meeting in New York late last week amongst NBA owners, and Levenson agreed to sell according to Silver. In his email, Levenson expresses racial stereotypes as to why the organization was struggling to attract white fans. This is not a good look for the NBA, but at least Levenson will not go the same route as Donald Sterling, and this should be a quick transition. Stay tuned.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 11:36:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jeff Teague
2Dennis Schroder
3Shelvin Mack
SG1Kyle Korver
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Justin Holiday
4Marcus Eriksson
SF1Thabo Sefolosha
2Kent Bazemore
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
C1Al Horford
2Tiago Splitter
3Mike Muscala
4Walter Tavares