Chris Vivlamore

Interim sports editor

Chris Vivlamore is the interim sports editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has covered a variety of teams, including the Atlanta Hawks, Falcons, Braves and Thrashers in more than 15 years at the AJC.

Latest from Chris Vivlamore

Collins leads Hawks to win over Thunder
 John Collins was almost perfect. The Hawks power forward made his first 11 shots on his way to 26 points as the Hawks defeated the Thunder 142-126 Tuesday night at State Farm Arena. The Hawks had seven double-digit scorers, including all five starters, for one of their best wins of the season. The Hawks are 8-7 over their last 15 games. Head...

Posted: 20 hours ago

John Collins was almost perfect. The Hawks power forward made his first 11 shots on his way to 26 points as the Hawks defeated the Thunder 142-126 Tuesday night at State Farm Arena. The Hawks had seven double-digit scorers, including all five starters, for one of their best wins of the season. The Hawks are 8-7 over their last 15 games. Head...
Schroder knew trade was imminent: ‘I just can’t go out there and try to lose’
 Dennis Schroder knew a trade was coming. The point guard spoke to new coach Lloyd Pierce and others upon his return to Atlanta for offseason workouts. He watched a month later as the team selected Trae Young in the first round of the draft. He knew the organization was in rebuild mode, destined not to be a consistent winner for several years...

Posted: a day ago

Dennis Schroder knew a trade was coming. The point guard spoke to new coach Lloyd Pierce and others upon his return to Atlanta for offseason workouts. He watched a month later as the team selected Trae Young in the first round of the draft. He knew the organization was in rebuild mode, destined not to be a consistent winner for several years...
Turnovers: Hawks learning to play in a crowd
 The Hawks have a turnover problem. Lloyd Pierce knows it, understands it and is working to solve it. Sometimes, it leaves the head coach at a loss for answers. The Hawks commit an NBA-worst 18.9 turnovers per game. That’s 2.9 more than the Suns, second worst at 16.0 per game.  “With each guy, it’s almost the same,&rdquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Hawks have a turnover problem. Lloyd Pierce knows it, understands it and is working to solve it. Sometimes, it leaves the head coach at a loss for answers. The Hawks commit an NBA-worst 18.9 turnovers per game. That’s 2.9 more than the Suns, second worst at 16.0 per game.  “With each guy, it’s almost the same,&rdquo...
Hawks’ Spellman brutally honest about lack of play
 Omari Spellman was brutally honest. There is a reason the Hawks rookie hasn’t been a regular part of the rotation. There is a reason he was sent to the NBA G League recently. Now, there is a reason he is getting back on the court. “Pretty much, I was fat,” Spellman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as the reason for...

Posted: 2 days ago

Omari Spellman was brutally honest. There is a reason the Hawks rookie hasn’t been a regular part of the rotation. There is a reason he was sent to the NBA G League recently. Now, there is a reason he is getting back on the court. “Pretty much, I was fat,” Spellman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as the reason for...
Hawks better but still no match for Bucks
 The Bucks put a hurting on the Hawks. At least this time, it took a little more time. The Bucks defeated the Hawks 133-114 Sunday afternoon at State Farm Arena. The victory required a second-half surge. Earlier this month, the Bucks took 43-14 lead after the first quarter for a 32-point win in Milwaukee. The Hawks (13-30) were led by Trae...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Bucks put a hurting on the Hawks. At least this time, it took a little more time. The Bucks defeated the Hawks 133-114 Sunday afternoon at State Farm Arena. The victory required a second-half surge. Earlier this month, the Bucks took 43-14 lead after the first quarter for a 32-point win in Milwaukee. The Hawks (13-30) were led by Trae...
Budenholzer says no frustation, regrets about how Hawks tenure ended
 Mike Budenholzer says he understands the narrative. The perception, public and within the organization, that the head coach left the Hawks because he was frustrated with the now rebuilding organization. Just three seasons removed from directing a veteran-laden team to 60 wins and  the Eastern Conference finals, the Hawks went 24-58 last season...

Posted: 3 days ago

Mike Budenholzer says he understands the narrative. The perception, public and within the organization, that the head coach left the Hawks because he was frustrated with the now rebuilding organization. Just three seasons removed from directing a veteran-laden team to 60 wins and the Eastern Conference finals, the Hawks went 24-58 last season...
Prince nears return, upgraded to questionable
 The Hawks are on the verge of getting Taurean Prince back from a left ankle sprain that has kept the starting small forward out for 18 games. The Hawks listed Prince as questionable in its injury report ahead of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Bucks. Prince has not played since suffering the injury Dec. 3 against the Warriors. If...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Hawks are on the verge of getting Taurean Prince back from a left ankle sprain that has kept the starting small forward out for 18 games. The Hawks listed Prince as questionable in its injury report ahead of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Bucks. Prince has not played since suffering the injury Dec. 3 against the Warriors. If...
Welcome back? Hawks face Budenholzer, Schroder this week
 Welcome back? The NBA schedule makers may have revealed a sense of irony with the start of a Hawks’ four-game homestand this week. Former coach Mike Budenholzer leads the Bucks into town Sunday afternoon and former starting point guard Dennis Schroder and the Thunder come to State Farm Arena on Tuesday night. Both left the Hawks after...

Posted: 4 days ago

Welcome back? The NBA schedule makers may have revealed a sense of irony with the start of a Hawks’ four-game homestand this week. Former coach Mike Budenholzer leads the Bucks into town Sunday afternoon and former starting point guard Dennis Schroder and the Thunder come to State Farm Arena on Tuesday night. Both left the Hawks after...
No anomaly: Hawks’ Carter, Lin still among top all-star vote-getters
 It was no anomaly. Vince Carter and Jeremy Lin still rank among the top vote-getters among fan balloting for the NBA All-Star game. The reserves were again seventh and eighth, respectively, in the second release of fan balloting results released by the league Thursday. They are the only two Hawks players among the top-10 of frontcourt and...

Posted: 6 days ago

It was no anomaly. Vince Carter and Jeremy Lin still rank among the top vote-getters among fan balloting for the NBA All-Star game. The reserves were again seventh and eighth, respectively, in the second release of fan balloting results released by the league Thursday. They are the only two Hawks players among the top-10 of frontcourt and...
Childress out as Legends head coach
 The Atlanta Legends have a change at head coach – a month before the franchise will play its first game. The Alliance of American Football League debuts next month, and Brad Childress will not be at the helm of the Atlanta franchise. The team announced in the early-morning hours of Wednesday that Kevin Coyle will succeed Childress....

Posted: 7 days ago

The Atlanta Legends have a change at head coach – a month before the franchise will play its first game. The Alliance of American Football League debuts next month, and Brad Childress will not be at the helm of the Atlanta franchise. The team announced in the early-morning hours of Wednesday that Kevin Coyle will succeed Childress....
Hawks’ Plumlee out at least two weeks
 Hawks reserve center Miles Plumlee will be out at least two weeks following a non-surgical procedure on Monday. Plumlee experienced left knee pain during a shootaround in Milwaukee last Friday. Following a medial review, he had the procedure and will be re-evaluated in approximately two weeks. He will be listed as out. The procedure was an...

Posted: 9 days ago

Hawks reserve center Miles Plumlee will be out at least two weeks following a non-surgical procedure on Monday. Plumlee experienced left knee pain during a shootaround in Milwaukee last Friday. Following a medial review, he had the procedure and will be re-evaluated in approximately two weeks. He will be listed as out. The procedure was an...