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  1. Mike Woodson may be close to being Knicks assistant

    Aug 4, 2011, 10:59 AM EST

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    Former Hawks head coach Mike Woodson seems to be closer to being the lead assistant coach under Mike D’Antoni with the New York Knicks, to being the Knicks designated defensive coordinator. Woodson and D’Antoni met Monday and things seem to be moving in that direction, according to Marc Berman at the New York Post. Woodson…

  2. Zaza Pachulia will not be playing for Beskitas

    Jul 22, 2011, 6:02 PM EST

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    From Pachulia’s Twitter: There was lot of talking me going to play for Besiktas during lockout.We couldn’t agree on the therms (sic) and I’m not going to play for them. This just serves as more proof that despite basketball’s surging popularity in Europe and the high level of play over there, European teams don’t have…

  3. Union VP Etan Thomas near deal with Spanish club

    Jul 21, 2011, 5:11 PM EST

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    Warning: What follows is not good news for those of us hoping the lockout ends before the season starts. (Also, it’s pretty clearly posturing by the NBA players union.) NBA veteran Etan Thomas, most recently of the Atlanta Hawks but now a free agent, is close to a deal with a Spanish club, Hoopshype reports.…

  4. Report: Sale of Atlanta Hawks “moving fast”

    Jul 21, 2011, 8:59 AM EST

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    We still don’t know who the buyer is, but apparently the sale of the Atlanta Hawks is moving along quickly. The Atlanta Spirit — the name of the ownership group — recently sold the NHL’s Thrashers (which moved to Winnipeg) and now are on track to sell the NBA team. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has…

  5. Report: Pistons focused on Woodson, Frank to be coach

    Jul 14, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

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    No real shock with the names, but it sounds like the Detroit Pistons are getting closer to making a decision on a new head coach. Marc Stein has the report over at ESPN. Of the five known candidates for job, sources say that former Pistons assistant Mike Woodson is still the closest thing to a…

  6. On Deron Williams and the NBA players who likely won’t be following him overseas

    Jul 8, 2011, 4:53 PM EST

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    Deron Williams, in his decision to suit up for the Turkish club Besiktas next season should the lockout continue, has officially opened the door for other locked out NBAers to seek employment elsewhere. The notion that top NBA players could jet across the Atlantic to play in European leagues is no longer a mere possibility;…

  7. Joe Johnson has a ridiculous truck

    Jul 6, 2011, 6:40 PM EST

    Joe Johnson Truckpocalypse

    Joe Johnson, who got the largest contract of any player in the summer of 2010, apparently spent a chunk of that money on the truck you see here. According to SB Nation’s Andrew Sharp, the truck contains three televisions, front and rear televisions, a seat that folds into a bed, and a “train horn.” Clearly,…

  8. Winderman: How July 8, 2010, helped lead us to lockout

    Jul 6, 2011, 11:01 AM EST

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    We’re sure this is not the final time we’ll be going through this exercise in coming weeks, or even (hopefully not) coming months, the a-year-ago game. Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the much-hyped 2010 NBA free-agency signing period. July 8, 2010 was, without question, a seismic moment. Amare Stoudemire signed with…

  9. Hilton Armstrong to sign with French team for next season

    Jun 30, 2011, 4:37 PM EST

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    This isn’t exactly the exodus of big name players to Europe because of the lockout we were all talking about, but we pass it along anyway. Hilton Armstrong has agreed to terms to play for ASVEL of the French league next season, according to Sportando. Armstrong played a limited role for the Wizards and Hawks…

  10. Pistons bring in Mike Woodson for second interview

    Jun 29, 2011, 6:18 PM EST

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    Detroit fans want Bill Laimbeer, and other names have been mentioned, but former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson has always been the frontrunner to be the next coach of the Detroit Pistons. Thursday Woodson will be brought in for a second interview with Pistons management, the first guy to get one, according to the Detroit Free…

  11. Etan Thomas lays out the players’ case in labor strife

    Jun 28, 2011, 2:08 PM EST

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    Etan Thomas can flat out write. Which makes the Atlanta forward’s explanation of where the players are coming from in the ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement must reading over at Hoopshype. You don’t have to agree with it — if you want to side with the ultra rich owners over the wealthy players go ahead, personally…

  12. Hawks hosting pre-lockout mini-camp for draftees, free agents

    Jun 28, 2011, 1:19 PM EST

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    Summer is usually the time teams get a long up close look at the guys they drafted and some free agents they may want to fill out the roster. There is Summer League and team workouts and some time to really evaluate guys. Not this summer. This summer is all about the lockout. So the…

  13. Former Hawks player Lorenzo Charles dies in bus crash

    Jun 27, 2011, 10:35 PM EST

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    Lorenzo Charles, who played one season for the Atlanta Hawks but is best remembered as a basketball hero of North Carolina State’s second national championship, has died in a bus crash. Charles, 47, was driving the bus, which had no passengers when the accident occurred, on Interstate 40 near Durham, N.C. No other vehicles were…

  14. Another report that Hawks are close to being sold

    Jun 27, 2011, 4:11 PM EST

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    First came the report the Hawks were very close to being sold again. Then the expected denial. Again. Now comes a second report from a trusted place — David Aldridge of NBA.com — that the sale is indeed close. The sale is close to being completed, though it won’t be finalized in time for an approval…

  15. Report: Hawks close to being sold. Again. Owners deny. Again

    Jun 23, 2011, 6:22 PM EST

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    UPDATE June 24, 3:39 am: The Atlanta Spirit, the ownership group for the Hawks, denied the report that a deal is close, according to the Associated Press: The Atlanta Spirit issued a statement saying “we have spoken with a number of parties, but at this time, there is no deal in place, nor is there…

  16. Report: Josh Smith to Orlando Magic trade rumors “legit”

    Jun 22, 2011, 11:59 AM EST

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    Josh Smith is being shopped around, and while Boston may not be interested Orlando is. That according to Ken Berger at CBS Sports. A source also said discussions between Atlanta and Orlando with Josh Smith going to the Magic are “totally legit.” Executives say the Hawks have expressed an eagerness to move Smith and would…

  17. Celtics say they have had no talks about Josh Smith trade

    Jun 22, 2011, 8:40 AM EST

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    We told you about the rumors the Atlanta Hawks are going to be shopping Josh Smith around, and that Smith is good with that. In fact, like everyone, Smith has a list of teams he’d like to play for. One was the Boston Celtics. But there have been no such talks with the Celtics, according…

  18. Report: Atlanta Hawks considering trading Josh Smith

    Jun 21, 2011, 10:21 AM EST

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    Atlanta needs to do something to shake up this team, because it is clear the current roster is a step or two behind the elite in the East. And while you can expect that Chicago and Miami will be better next season, Atlanta isn’t going to get better without some bold moves. Like trading Josh…

  19. Report: Cleveland shopping for Rudy Gay?

    Jun 19, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

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    From Fox Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico: A couple insiders have said the Cavs again are exploring some sort of deal for Memphis forward Rudy Gay. Perhaps their best selling point would be to mention how well the Grizzlies fared in the playoffs without him. via NBA notes: Rumors heat up as draft nears. Gay continues to…

  20. Marvin Williams to miss 6-8 weeks after back surgery

    Jun 8, 2011, 4:52 PM EST

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    According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Michael Cunningham, Hawks forward Marvin Williams recently had surgery to “alleviate” a bulging disk in his back. He is expected to return to basketball-related activities in 6-8 weeks. The former #2 pick averaged 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds last season, but managed only 4.8 points on 39.3% shooting in the…

  21. Hawks ownership not selling team… for now

    May 23, 2011, 5:56 PM EST

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    Negotiations between the Atlanta Spirit — the ownership group that owns the Atlanta Hawks — and John Moores to sell the Hawks have ended. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the exclusive negotiating period between the Spirit and Moores (the owner of the San Diego Padres who is in the process of selling that team)…

  22. Report: Talks underway to sell Atlanta Hawks

    May 18, 2011, 1:38 PM EST

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    It looks like the Atlanta Spirit — a consortium of owners for the Atlanta Hawks and NHL’s Thrashers — are getting out of the sports ownership business. The Spirit is in talks to sell the Hawks and Phillips Arena to John Moores, the former San Diego Padres owner, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. These…

  23. Video: Hawks Josh Smith with best ally-oop of playoffs

    May 13, 2011, 8:49 AM EST

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    This was the one Hawks highlight from Thursday night. There wasn’t much to smile about in Atlanta as the Hawks were thumped and knocked out of the playoffs by the Bulls. But there was one highlight in the Highlight Factory. Josh Smith can just flat out get up there. Enjoy. And when you think of…

  24. NBA Playoffs: Bulls bounce Hawks, will need more from Boozer vs. Heat

    May 13, 2011, 12:01 AM EST

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    Chicago’s Game 6 dominance was in no way a surprise. Though Atlanta has played effective basketball at various points during this series, games like this one fall in line with the initial assessments of the Bulls’ superiority. The Hawks exceeded most projections of their playoff performance, but their postseason success didn’t change the fact that…

  25. NBA Playoffs: Bulls have questions to answer to avoid Game 7

    May 12, 2011, 4:16 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose drives to the net on Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith during Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game in Chicago

    For a Bulls team one win away from going to the conference finals, there seems to be a lot of questions. Not about their defense — we know they can lock it down on that end. But about their ability to score on a good defense. About how far Derrick Rose can carry their offense…

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