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Hawks owner wants great franchise - and that means a championship
Atlanta Hawks principle owner Tony Ressler purchased the team and broke ground on a practice facility in one year.

Updated: 3:06 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016

Despite an calm outward demeanor, Tony Ressler is more impatient and competitive than he lets on publicly. And he wants to bring a championship to Atlanta. So if the Hawks principle owner can buy the team and then break ground on a sorely needed, state-of-the-art practice facility in just one ...
Hawks’ roster filling up after no draft-day trade
St. Joseph’s DeAndre’ Bembry celebrates in the final seconds of a victory over Dayton on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia. (David Jablonski/Dayton Daily News)

3:42 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016

The Hawks tried to move up in Thursday’s NBA Draft.A “very hard” effort, as it was described by several people in the team’s draft room, ultimately proved unsuccessful. The Hawks had the assets of two first-round picks, Nos. 12 and 21, and two second-round picks, Nos. 44 and 54. It ...
Volt-green shovels break first ground for Hawks’ new training facility
Hawks player Tim Hardaway Jr. (left) and legend Dominique Wilkins break ground on the team’s new practice facility Friday. (Photo by Chris Vivlamore)

2:18 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016

Tim Hardaway Jr. kept the shovel.That’s how important a new practice facility is to Hawks players. The guard actually took home the shovel he used during the groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of the complex Friday.The partnership between the Hawks and Emory Healthcare will result in a $50 million ...
The Hawks have made a needed new start
DeAndre’ Bembry of Saint Joseph’s was taken by the Atlanta Hawks with the 21st pick of the 2016 NBA draft.

12:59 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016

For all the changes the Hawks have undergone — since 2008, they’ve had four general managers, three head coaches and two sets of ownership — this has been a fairly stable team. That’s the reason they’ve made the playoffs each of those nine seasons; it’s also a reason they haven’t ...
Hawks sign Michigan State’s Costello to contract
Matt Costello will got to summer league and training camp with the Hawks.

12:40 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016

Matt Costello, of Michigan State, has agreed to a contract with the Hawks and will go to the Las Vegas Summer League and training camp with the team.Costello, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward, was not selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft.Costello played four seasons at Michigan State. He was third-team All-Big Ten ...
Despite drafting two wings, Bazemore remains priority for Hawks
Hawks’ Kent Bazemore practices shooting 3-pointers before playing the Cavaliers in Game 3 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series at Philips Arena on Friday, May 6, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Updated: 10:37 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2016

Kent Bazemore is remains an offseason “priority” to the Hawks despite the fact the team selected two wing players in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft.Bazemore, the starting small forward last season, will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 after the completion of two-year deal he signed. ...
What the Hawks did - and why - in the second round of NBA Draft
The Hawks selected 19-year-old guard Isaia Cordinier in the second round of Thursday’s NBA Draft.

8:07 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2016

The Hawks tried to move up and back in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday. However, there objective was the same. The Hawks were looking to get a young player willing to go or remain overseas to continue his development. The Hawks roster is quickly filling up ...
Hawks will get draft rights to Taurean Prince at No. 12
The Hawks drafted the rights to Baylor forward Taurean Prince in Thursday’s NBA Draft.

Updated: 7:42 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2016

Taurean Prince will be a Hawk. Just not for a couple weeks. The Jazz made the selection of the Baylor small forward with the No. 12 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday. The Hawks obtained the No. 12 overall pick from the Jazz for point guard Jeff Teague in ...
Hawks get pair of wings in Prince, Bembry in first round
Taurean Prince (21) of the Baylor Bears drives into Prince Ibeh (44) of the Texas Longhorns as he goes to the goal in the second half during the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 10, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. Baylor won 75-61. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Updated: 12:10 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2016

Taurean Prince will be a Hawk.Just not for a couple of weeks.The Jazz made the selection of Prince, the Baylor wing, with the No. 12 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday. The Hawks obtained the selection from the Jazz for point guard Jeff Teague in a three-team trade agreed ...
Hawks take DeAndre’ Bembry with No. 21 pick
DeAndre’ Bembry played three seasons at St. Joseph’s. Associated Press

10:07 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Hawks selected wing DeAndre’ Bembry from St. Joseph’s with the No. 21 pick, their second of the first round.The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Bembry was an early-entry candidate after three seasons at St. Joseph’s. As a junior last season, he averaged 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 37.3 minutes in ...
Schroder posts that he is ready to start at point guard
Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer talks with guard Dennis Schroder during Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Celtics after he received a technical foul against Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas at Philips Arena on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Updated: 8:06 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dennis Schroder says he is ready to take over the starting point guard position for the Hawks. One day after the Hawks agreed to a trade that will send Jeff Teague to the Pacers as part of a three-team deal, Schroder posted on Twitter. He wrote, all in capital letters, ...
Photos: Hawks refurbish court at SW Atlanta recreation center
A look at the new court the Atlanta Hawks Foundation unveiled at the Centers of Hope at William Walker Recreation Center (formerly Ben Hill Recreation Center) Wednesday.

The Atlanta Hawks Foundation and the City of Atlanta unveiled a newly-renovated basketball court at the Center of Hope at the newly renamed William Walker Recreation Center, formerly known as Ben Hill Recreation Center.

Hawks trade Teague to Indiana (Updated)
The Hawks drafted Jeff Teague with the 19th overall pick in 2009.

Updated: 7:15 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016

Jeff Teague is going home. The Hawks have agreed to trade their point guard to the Pacers, according to a person familiar with the situation. The details of the deal are still being finalized but an agreement is in place for Teague. For salary-cap purposes, the trade will be completed ...
Trading Teague gives Hawks a chance to retool
Hawks guard Jeff Teague sits on the bench in the fourth period of Game 4 against the Cavaliers in a second-round NBA playoff series at Philips Arena on Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Atlanta. Teague did not play in the fourth period of a 100-99 loss. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

4:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jeff Teague needed to go. He’s not a bad player – he’s often an excellent one – but he manned the one position at which the Hawks had a surplus. Dennis Schroder is younger, cheaper and potentially better. Teague is due to become a free agent next summer. The easiest ...
Five options for the Hawks with No. 21 draft pick (updated)
Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo could be an option for the Hawks with 21st pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. (Associated Press)

Updated: 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Here’s a look at five options for the Hawks with their No. 21 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft:Cheick DialloThe 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward is an early-entry candidate following his freshman season at Kansas. He averaged just three points and 2.5 rebounds in 7.5 minutes per game but he showed an ...
Hawks preliminary games of Las Vegas Summer League set
Hawks’ Lamar Patterson battles 76ers Isaiah Canaan for the ball during the second half in a basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Atlanta. The Hawks beat the 76ers 127-106. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Updated: 5:07 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Hawks will play the Rockets, Wizards and Nets in their three preliminary round games of the Las Vegas Summer League next month.The Hawks entry will open against the Rockets on July 8 at 8 p.m. (ET). They will play the Wizards on July 10 at 4 p.m. (ET) and ...
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