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How the Hawks deal was done
Tony Ressler, the Hawks’ new principal owner, admits he “came to the party late” in bidding for the team. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

11:52 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that Grant Hill, a seven-time NBA all-star, took the shot that led to the Hawks’ new ownership group buying the team. Hill and three basketball-loving friends had pursued a purchase of the Hawks since the franchise was put up for sale in January, ...
Hawks have our attention, but can they keep it?
Hawks coach (and now president) Mike Budenholzer understands that assuming success from year to year is dangerous. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

10:45 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Hawks are coming off a season in which they won more games (60) than any year in franchise history, won more playoff rounds (two) than they had in the previous five years combined and seemingly everybody wearing socks had a career season.So this was not the norm. One day, ...
Meet the Hawks’ new owners
Tony Ressler is the principal owner of the Hawks. He and his group, which includes Grant Hill, Sara Blakely, Jesse Itzler, Steven Price and Rich Schnall, assumed ownership Wednesday. BRANT SANDERLIN / BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

12:00 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Hawks officially got new owners this past week. Here are introductions to six key members of the ownership group. Tony Ressler Ressler, the Hawks’ new principal owner, made his fortune in the finance industry, co-founding Los Angeles-based investment firm Ares Management, which he still heads. Forbes magazine ranks him ...
Hawks can survive an uninspiring draft
The Hawks acquired Tim Hardaway Jr. from the Knicks, the result of three draft-night trades Thursday. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

5:43 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015

It turns out the draft was only the third most exciting event for the Hawks this week, ranking well behind a new billionaire coming in to sweep up after Atlanta Spirit and some new-look uniforms that are sure to be a hit with the I-want-to-dismay-my-parents demographic.Once more to recap what ...
Vivlamore: Hawks take left turn
Vivlamore: Hawks take left turn

1:27 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015

The AJC’s Chris Vivlamore and CineSport’s Justin Shackil discuss the Hawks' draft night moves that ultimately led to Atlanta acquiring shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. from the New York Knicks. | Hawks make draft-night trades

Hawks Trade Oubre to Wizards
Hawks Trade Oubre to Wizards

8:01 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015

The Hawks selected Kelly Oubre and traded him to the Wizards for the 19th pick and two future first-round picks. Atlanta then traded the 19th pick to the New York Knicks for Tim Hardaway.

Hawks obtain Hardaway after draft-night trades (final update)

Updated: 11:26 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Hawks made two draft-night trades – and ended up with NBA player Tim Hardaway Jr. Thursday night. The Hawks made their No. 15 overall pick in the first round of Kelly Oubre. The freshman small forward from Kansas won’t play in Atlanta. The Hawks sent Oubre to the Wizards ...
Ressler: Hawks new ownership custodians of community asset
The Atlanta Hawks new principal owner Tony Ressler, pictured, and partner Grant Hill, foreground, met with Atlanta Journal Constitution editors, managers and reporters Thursday June 25, 2015. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

Updated: 7:33 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tony Ressler missed the call from the NBA. So it was by a text message on Wednesday that the new principle owner of the Hawks learned his group had cleared the final approval hurdle and the sale process was complete. Ressler and his partners were officially introduced on Thursday as ...
New Hawks owner says arena will need to be remodeled or replaced

6:40 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015

On his first full day as principal owner of the Hawks, Tony Ressler said 16-year-old Philips Arena will need to be remodeled or replaced. “There’s do-nothing. There’s remodel. Or there’s a new arena. Do-nothing is not an option,” said Ressler, discussing the arena Thursday afternoon in an exclusive, wide-ranging interview ...
Ressler likes being off stage, and that’s good
Hawks principal owner Tony Ressler and partner Grant Hill met with Atlanta Journal-Constitution editors, managers and reporters Thursday. (Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com).

6:36 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015

Robert Kraft, now considered the gold standard for pro sports ownership, was a little beat up after transitioning from a relatively obscure billionaire to the high-profile world of NFL ownership. “The visibility part of sports is critical,” Kraft told me in 2004. “You can’t understand that coming from other businesses. ...
The Hawks bank on a continuity that mightn’t exist
The Hawks’ new principal owner Tony Ressler and partner Grant Hill, pictured, met with Atlanta Journal-Constitution editors, managers and reporters Thursday. (Brant Sanderlin/bsanderlin@ajc.com)

5:04 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tony Ressler is an impressive man. Grant Hill was impressive as a Duke freshman and has only grown in eminence. We no longer have to live with the reality that the Hawks are owned by bozos. To borrow from Elvis Costello: Clown time is over.That said …I worry that Ressler, ...
Handshake agreements in place for Budenholzer, Wilcox promotions
Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer speaks before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday, May 22, 2015, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

3:59 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015

Grant Hill said it first in a reference to Mike Budenholzer.“President Bud,” Hill, part of new Hawks ownership, said of the team’s head coach at an introductory news conference Thursday at Philips Arena.Principal owner Tony Ressler confirmed the new ownership group is very close to new titles for Budenholzer and ...
Ressler takes over as Atlanta Hawks officially change ownership
New Hawks owner Tony Ressler (left) talks with Hawks great Dominique Wilkins as he arrives to watch the Hawks play the Nets during their first round, game five basketball game on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

5:42 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015

There was no white smoke signal. In fact the official change in Atlanta Hawks ownership came in a two paragraph press release from the NBA. With the unanimous approval of the Board of Governors, the franchise changed hands from the group formerly known as the Atlanta Spirit to a group ...
Hawks’ new uniforms feature five NBA firsts
The Hawks unveil their new uniforms at a news conference Wednesday at Philips Arena. Road uniform worn by Jeff Teague on the left, home uniform worn by Kyle Korver in the center, alternate road uniform worn by Kent Bazemore on the right. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

5:07 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015

There is re-branding … and then there is what the Hawks did by unveiling new uniforms and color schemes Wednesday. The team paid homage to its past but brought a look never before seen in the NBA. Gone, long gone, are simple red and blue. They have been replaced by ...
It’s official: NBA approves sale of Atlanta Hawks
New Hawks owners Tony Ressler (from left) and Jesse Itzler are greeted by former Hawks player Dominique Wilkins as they arrive to watch the Hawks play the Nets during their first round, game five basketball game on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

3:27 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The NBA Board of Governors has unanimously approved the sale of the Hawks to an ownership group led by Tony Ressler. “We are pleased that the NBA’s Board of Governors has approved the purchase of the Atlanta Hawks by principal owner Tony Ressler,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a ...
Hawks are apt to draft for tomorrow, not today
The Atlanta Hawks unveil their new uniforms at a press conference Wednesday at Philips Arena. The road uniform is on the left, the home uniform in the center and the alternate road uniform on the right. (Brant Sanderlin/bsanderlin@ajc.com)

3:19 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It’s fitting that the Hawks’ picks in the 2015 draft will be exercised by a general manager in his first official day on the job. We tend to think of this team — meaning the actual roster, not the front office — as stable, but stability in the contemporary NBA ...
Atlanta Hawks’ Kyle Korver now in walking boot
The Atlanta Hawks unveil their new uniforms at a press conference Wednesday at Philips Arena. Road uniform on the left worn by Jeff Teague, home uniform in the center worn by Kyle Korver and alternate road uniform on the right worn by Kent Bazemore. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

2:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kyle Korver wore a walking boot on his surgically repaired right ankle while modeling the Hawks new uniforms on Wednesday.“It’s getting better,” Korver said following the presentation.Korver underwent surgery for ligament damage on May 27, just days after he suffered the season-ending injury against the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference ...
Hawks unveil 'Next Generation' uniforms
Hawks unveil 'Next Generation' uniforms

Updated: 11:48 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Atlanta Hawks unveiled their "Next Generation" brand identity and uniforms Wednesday in a multi-media presentation at Philips Arena. | Like the new look? Vote in our poll

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