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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. May 27 - 4:46 PM
Source: USA Today

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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

The Hawks have hired Neven Spahija as an assistant coach.

"Neven is one of the most successful coaches in Europe and we’re thrilled to add him to our staff," said Hawks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. "As an organization, we have great respect for international basketball and we will benefit tremendously from his perspective and his wealth of experience."
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 05:22:00 PM

Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested and charged with DUI on Thursday morning.

According to the report, a trooper stopped Budenholzer for having no tail lights, detected the smell of alcohol, then Budenholzer attempted three of the four field sobriety tests. Budenholzer refused a breath test, a State Patrol spokesman said. He was charged with DUI and was released on $1,524 bond at 3:45 a.m. Thursday. More details are to come, but this is a terrible way to start his coaching career after being hired just two months ago.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 09:30:00 AM

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has added former Lakers assistant Darvin Ham to his coaching staff.

Ham, who played for the Hawks in 2002-03, was a head coach in the D-League before joining the Lakers' staff. It shouldn't be overlooked that Ham also worked with Dwight Howard last season, and the Hawks are reportedly eager to lure Dwight to Atlanta as a free agent this summer.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 02:58:00 PM

The Hawks have hired Quin Snyder as an assistant coach.

The 76ers were rumored to have some interest in hiring Snyder, a former Sixers assistant who coached CSKA Moscow last season. He has been a head coach in the NCAA and the D-League, in addition to assistant jobs with the Clippers and Lakers, and his diverse experience should be a welcome addition to Mike Budenholzer's staff.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 05:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jeff Teague
2Dennis Schroder
3Shelvin Mack
SG1Kyle Korver
2Thabo Sefolosha
3John Jenkins
4Austin Daye
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Kent Bazemore
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
C1Al Horford
2Pero Antic
3Elton Brand
4Mike Muscala