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Hawks blog is on the move

The time has come. The Atlanta Hawks blog is changing formats to be in line with the others at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I'm told it will be easy or you and me. This will be the last blog in this format. You can now follow me here: http://atlantahawks.blog.ajc.com/. Also, you ...

First name surfaces for Hawks ownership (updated)

Doug Davis, the son of the legendary Clive Davis, could be the next owner of the Hawks. The New York Post ran a story Friday that the entertainment and sports attorney is assembling a group that is interested in buying the Hawks. I was told Friday night that Davis is ...

Audio tape of Hawks conference call

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has obtained the audio recording of the Hawks conference call that is at the center of the current firestorm that has engulfed the organization. The June 6 call features general manager Danny Ferry speaking about potential free-agent targets. During the call with ownership and management, Ferry discusses ...

Hawks general manager Danny Ferry scripted comments from a scouting report resulted in an internal investigation that led to the discovery of an e-mail that prompted controlling owner Bruce Levenson to announce he will sell his share in the team.

Questions remain about Hawks' background report

Many questions remain concerning the recent controversy that has beset the Hawks organization. There are two big ones still unanswered. Both concern the background report on free agent target Luol Deng that contained racist remarks about the player. The comments resulted in an internal investigation that led to the discovery ...

Koonin: No shortage of potential buyers for Hawks

Hawks co-owner and CEO Steve Koonin said he received inquiries from multiple people interested in purchasing the team following the news Sunday that controlling owner Bruce Levenson would sell his interest in the team. In an exclusive interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday night, Koonin said while it has not ...

Hawks' Ferry to be honored

Hawks general manager Danny Ferry will be honored as part of the 7th Annual Evening of Inspiration benefitting Ian’s Friends Foundation next month. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta. The event includes an auction, entertainment, dinner and an after party. Ian’s Friends ...

Hawks officially annouce re-signing of Scott

The Hawks officially announced the signing of Mike Scott Tuesday. The restricted free agent forward agreed to a three-year, $10 million contract, two years guaranteed plus a team option, earlier this month. “Mike has worked hard and continues to adapt, improve and expand his all-around game,” Hawks general manager Danny ...

Korver cut from final Team USA roster

Hawks guard Kyle Korver did not make the final 12-man roster that U.S. Basketball team will take to Spain to compete in the FIBA World Cup later this month. Team USA announced its final roster early Saturday morning following an exhibtion win over Puerto Rico Friday night at Madison Square ...

Korver sees action in Team USA exhibition win

(We interupt this vacation ...) Kyle Korver saw limited action in Team USA’s 112-86 exhibition victory over Puerto Rico Friday at Madison Square Garden. The Hawks guard did not score while playing seven minutes in Team USA’s final exhibition on home soil in advance of the FIBA World Cup in ...

Hawks add two assistant coaches

The Hawks added Charles Lee and Ben Sullivan to their coaching staff Wednesday. Both assistants will be utilized in a player development role, according to head coach Mike Budenholzer. “Charles and Ben bring unique skills and abilities to our staff,” Budenholzer said in statement. “Both have strong backgrounds in player ...

Korver DNP vs. Dominican Republic (updated)

Hawks guard Kyle Korver did not play in Team USA's 105-62 exhibition win over the Dominican Republic Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. Korver saw limited action in Team USA's exhibition win over Brasil last week in Chicago. Derrick Rose was held out of the game. Chandler Parsons and Mason Plumlee ...

Korver plays sparingly in USA win

Kyle Korver played just three minutes and 18 seconds in the USA's 95-78 victory over Brazil in an exhibition basketball game Saturday night in Chicago. The Hawks guard missed his one 3-point attemp tin limited action. Team USA wrapped up a second training camp in preparation for the upcoming FIBA ...

Hawks 2014-15 schedule

Here is the Hawks 2014-15 regular-season schedule. There are four nationally televised games, two on ESPN and two on NBA TV. I will post a seperate breakdown of the schedule with facts, figures and interesting notes. OCTOBER Wednesday 29              @Toronto                         ,7:30 p.m.  NOVEMBER Saturday 1                     INDIANA                             7:30 p.m. Wednesday 5              ...

Mike Budenholzer enters this second season as Hawks head coach.

Bulls, Grizzlies on Hawks preseason schedule

Two more teams announced preseason schedules that included the Hawks in the past several days. The Hawks have not released their preseason schedule. The Hawks will play at the Grizzlies on Oct. 11 and at the Bulls on Oct. 16. So far, the Hawks preseason schedule looks like this: Oct. ...

Spurs to host Hawks in preseason

The Hawks have not released their exhibition schedule (I'm told a date has not yet been set). However, the Hawks will travel to play the Spurs on Oct. 22, according to the preseason schedule released by San Antonio Wednesday. The Hawks will also play at the Heat on Oct. 14, ...

Neven Spahija has nearly 30 years of international coaching experiences, most recently as head coach of Croatia’s Cibona Zagreb.

Hawks hire Spahija as assistant coach

The Hawks hired Neven Spahija (pronounced NEV-in SPA-hee-ah) as an assistant coach Monday. Spahija, a Croatia native, has nearly 30 years of international coaching experiences, most recently as head coach of Croatia’s Cibona Zagreb. “Neven is one of the most successful coaches in Europe and we’re thrilled to add him ...

George suffers broken leg in USA scrimmage (updated)

Pacers All-Star forward Paul George broke his right leg in a gruesome injury while competing in the USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas Friday night. According to USA Basketball, George suffered an open tibia-fibia fracture. He was taken to a local hospital and underwent successful surgery to fix the fracture. ...

Millsap added to Team USA training camp roster (update II)

Paul Millsap has a new summer job. The Hawks All-Star forward was added to the 2014-16 U.S. Men’s Basketball Team roster Sunday. He will one of 19 NBA players who will participate in the first of three training camp sessions to be held Monday-Friday in Las Vegas. The team will ...

The Hawks selected Adreian Payne 15th overall in the NBA Draft in June. The 6-foot-10, 245-pound forward played four seasons at Michigan State.

Hawks finalizing contract with Payne (updated)

The Hawks signed first-round draft pick Adreian Payne to a rookie contract Friday. The team was finalizing details Friday morning and announced the deal later in the afternoon. The Hawks selected Payne 15th overall in the NBA Draft in June. The 6-foot-10, 245-pound forward played four seasons at Michigan State. ...

Hawks end LVSL with quarterfinal loss

The Hawks entry in the Las Vegas Summer League came to an end with a 78-71 quarterfinal loss to the Rockets Saturday. The Hawks end the tournament with a 2-4 record. The Rockets (4-2) advance to a semifinal matchup with the Hornets Sunday. Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala each scored ...

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