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Budenholzer, Kerr To Coach All-Star Game

Jan 22, 2015 12:10 PM

Mike Budenholzer and Steve Kerr will be the head coaches for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game.

The Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors have each clinched the best record in their respective conferences for games played through Feb. 1.

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Al Horford, Mo Williams Named NBA Players Of The Week

Jan 19, 2015 2:13 PM

Al Horford and Mo Williams have been named the NBA Players of the Week.

Williams scored 52 points last week against the Pacers.

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Quincy Miller Meeting With Pacers, Hawks, Thunder, Spurs

Jan 16, 2015 5:17 PM

Quincy Miller is scheduling meetings with the Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs as the D-League Showcase, league sources tell RealGM

Miller is currently playing with the Reno Bighorns.

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Hansen, Tull Planning Separate Bids To Buy Hawks For Seattle

Jan 6, 2015 4:12 PM

The Atlanta Hawks are for sale and their current owners would like the team to remain in Georgia.

But Thomas Tull and Chris Hansen are preparing separate bids that would relocate the Hawks to Seattle.

Tull is CEO of Legendary Pictures, while Hansen is a venture capitalist that attempted to purchase the Sacramento Kings.

Jesse Itzler is also a potential candidate to purchase the Hawks. Itzler is an entrepreneur and is married to the founder of Spanx. Itzler is already a fan of the Hawks.

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Kevin Durant, Jeff Teague Named NBA Players Of Week

Jan 5, 2015 3:38 PM

Jeff Teague andKevin Duranttoday were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 29, through Sunday, Jan. 4.

Teague led the Hawks to a 3-0 week, behind a conference-leading 23.7 ppg, and his 8.3 apg and 2.67 spg were both good for second in the conference.

Durant helped the Thunder to a 2-0 week, which included wins over the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards, behind a league-leading 39.0 ppg

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Mike Budenholzer, Terry Stotts Named NBA Coaches Of December

Jan 5, 2015 3:02 PM

Mike Budenholzer of the Atlanta Hawks and Terry Stotts of the Portland Trail Blazers have been named the NBA Coaches of the Month for December, the league announced on Monday.

Budenholzer led the Hawks to the best record in the NBA in December, 14-2 (.875).

Stotts guided the Trail Blazers to the Western Conference's best record in December, 13-3 (.813).

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100 Percent Of Atlanta Hawks To Be Sold

Jan 2, 2015 12:29 PM

A deal has been reached to sell 100 percent of the Atlanta Hawks.

Agreements have been reached between all three ownership groups to sell their complete stakes in the team and they have received approval from the NBA.

The team will be officially on the market next week, according to a league source. 

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Budenholzer: DeMarre Carroll Sets Tone, Identity For Hawks' Defense

Jan 2, 2015 10:32 AM

DeMarre Carroll is the best player on defense for the Atlanta Hawks, routinely guarding the opposing team's best perimeter scorer.

“We talk a lot about the only way we are going to be good is if we are good on both ends of the court,” Mike Budenholzer said. “DeMarre really sets the tone for us defensively, gives us our spirit and our identity. I just think that end of the court isn’t appreciated enough, isn’t given enough accolades and attention. We’ve got a long way to go defensively, but where we are, he plays a huge role in that.”

Carroll has averaged 11.5 points per game, the highest total of his five-plus year NBA career. 

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Sentinel

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Hawks' Ownership Search Moving Very Slowly

Dec 29, 2014 5:37 PM

The Atlanta Hawks' ownership search is moving very slowly, according to a source.

The NBA removed Bruce Levenson as owner and he is now selling the Hawks.

Grant Hill could be a candidate to buy the team. He was interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers last season.

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Al Horford, LaMarcus Aldridge Named NBA Players Of The Week
Al Horford and LaMarcus Aldridge have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for games played between Dec. 15-Dec. 21.

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Hawks Recall Adreian Payne From D-League
Adreian Payne has appeared in six games, starting five, averaging 13.5 points, 10.5 rebounds (tied for seventh in the D-League) and 2.3 assists in 31.3 minutes.

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Joe Johnson Had Issue In Free Agency With Knicks' Facility Being Outside City
Joe Johnson seriously considered signing with the Knicks in 2010.

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Paul Millsap 'Happy In Atlanta Right Now'
Paul Millsap will be a free agent in 2015.

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Adreian Payne Being Cautious With Plantar Fasciitis
Adreian Payne has been listed inactive for the Hawks' first two games of the season.

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Hawks Decline John Jenkins' Fourth-Year Rookie Option
The Hawks have decided to allow John Jenkins to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason, league sources told RealGM.

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Dexter Pittman, Jarell Eddie Waived By Hawks
Both Dexter Pittman and Jarell Eddie were training camp invitations.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders
In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season.

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Chris Webber Involved In Prospective Hawks' Ownership Group
Chris Webber would have a modest financial investment in the partnership, but is expected to emerge as a face of the bid.

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Hawks Quietly Explored Al Horford Trade Last Season
The Hawks quietly reached out to a select group of teams last season making Al Horford available.

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RealGM Radio: On The Southeast Division With Galletti, Minton
Daniel Leroux, Arturo Galletti and Patrick Minton talk in-depth about the major offseasons for the Heat and Hornets, as well as small but important summers for the Wizards, Hawks and Magic, talk about their favorite moves and preview the upcoming season.

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Luol Deng Forgives Danny Ferry For Racial Comments
Luol Deng wants to move on from the unfortunate situation of Danny Ferry's racial remarks directed toward him during free agency.

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Dexter Pittman Reaches Deal With Hawks
Dexter Pittman has reached an agreement on a contract with the Hawks, league sources told RealGM.

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Jarell Eddie Agrees To Camp Deal With Hawks
Jarell Eddie has agreed to a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the Hawks, league sources told RealGM.

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Dominique Wilkins Interested In Buying Hawks
Dominique Wilkins has an interest in purchasing the Hawks.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Grantham: NBA Front Offices Need More Diversity
Charles Grantham severed as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association from 1978 until 1995 had some interesting opinions about the issues that have faced the Hawks in regards to race.

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Danny Ferry's Leave From Hawks Expected To Become Permanent
Danny Ferry's "leave of absence" as general manager of the Hawks will almost assuredly become permanent.

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Danny Ferry Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence From Hawks
Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence as general manager of the Hawks, the team announced Friday.

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Adam Silver Believes Danny Ferry Shouldn't Be Fired By Hawks For Racial Remarks
The Hawks disciplined Danny Ferry, but it is unclear what form of punishment he received.

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Elton Brand Re-Signs With Hawks For One-Year, $2M
Elton Brand averaged 5.7 points and 4.9 rebounds last season.

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