Chris Vivlamore

Reporter

Chris Vivlamore has covered a variety of teams, including the Atlanta Hawks, Falcons, Braves and Thrashers in more than 15 years at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Latest from Chris Vivlamore

Budenholzer hire soon may bring clarity for assistants
 There soon may be some clarity for the Hawks assistants that currently remain with the team following the departure of coach Mike Budenholzer last month. The Hawks and Budenholzer mutually agreed to part ways in April, ending their five-year tenure. Budenholzer agreed to terms to become the head coach of the Bucks on Wednesday, ending just...

Posted: 6 days ago

There soon may be some clarity for the Hawks assistants that currently remain with the team following the departure of coach Mike Budenholzer last month. The Hawks and Budenholzer mutually agreed to part ways in April, ending their five-year tenure. Budenholzer agreed to terms to become the head coach of the Bucks on Wednesday, ending just...
Budenholzer out of work for less than three weeks
 Mike Budenholzer was out of work for 20 days. The former Hawks head coach reached an agreement to become the next head coach of the Bucks on Wednesday, according to a report by ESPN. The Hawks and Budenholzer mutually agreed to part ways on April 26 after the former NBA Coach of the Year interviewed with the Suns and Knicks despite having...

Posted: 6 days ago

Mike Budenholzer was out of work for 20 days. The former Hawks head coach reached an agreement to become the next head coach of the Bucks on Wednesday, according to a report by ESPN. The Hawks and Budenholzer mutually agreed to part ways on April 26 after the former NBA Coach of the Year interviewed with the Suns and Knicks despite having...
Hawks open Utah Summer League against Grizzlies
 The Hawks will open the Utah Jazz Summer League against the Grizzlies on July 2, as the four-team league was officially announced on Wednesday. The event will run July 2-5 and include the Spurs and host Jazz. The summer league will be held at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Hawks will return to the Jazz Summer League before they compete...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Hawks will open the Utah Jazz Summer League against the Grizzlies on July 2, as the four-team league was officially announced on Wednesday. The event will run July 2-5 and include the Spurs and host Jazz. The summer league will be held at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Hawks will return to the Jazz Summer League before they compete...
Can the Hawks get the No. 1 pick? There’s precedent
 So, there is a chance. Can the Hawks move up and get the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft? There is precedent. The Hawks are the No. 4 slotted team headed into tonight’s lottery where the final order for the June draft will be determined. They stand behind the Phoenix, Memphis and Dallas. The Hawks have a 13.7 percent chance to move...

Posted: 8 days ago

So, there is a chance. Can the Hawks move up and get the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft? There is precedent. The Hawks are the No. 4 slotted team headed into tonight’s lottery where the final order for the June draft will be determined. They stand behind the Phoenix, Memphis and Dallas. The Hawks have a 13.7 percent chance to move...
Representatives for each team in NBA Draft Lottery
 Here is a look at the team representatives for tonight’s NBA Draft Lottery: Hawks: Jami Gertz, Owner Celtics: Rich Gotham, President » More: Draft Lottery time, Hawks odds, streaming Hornets: Mitch Kupchak, President of basketball operations and general manager Bulls: Michael Reinsdorf, President and COO Cavaliers: Nick Gilbert...

Posted: 8 days ago

Here is a look at the team representatives for tonight’s NBA Draft Lottery: Hawks: Jami Gertz, Owner Celtics: Rich Gotham, President » More: Draft Lottery time, Hawks odds, streaming Hornets: Mitch Kupchak, President of basketball operations and general manager Bulls: Michael Reinsdorf, President and COO Cavaliers: Nick Gilbert...
Budenholzer’s sudden departure a surprise to Hawks players
 Several Hawks players said they did not feel abandoned by Mike Budenholzer following his sudden departure from the organization. However, they admitted to being surprised and felt that the process of rebuilding a roster may not have suited their former head coach. Four current Hawks players – Kent Bazemore, Mike Muscala, DeAndre Bembry...

Posted: 9 days ago

Several Hawks players said they did not feel abandoned by Mike Budenholzer following his sudden departure from the organization. However, they admitted to being surprised and felt that the process of rebuilding a roster may not have suited their former head coach. Four current Hawks players – Kent Bazemore, Mike Muscala, DeAndre Bembry...
What to know about Lloyd Pierce introduction Monday
 The Hawks will introduce Lloyd Pierce as the 13th full-time coach in the Atlanta history of the franchise on Monday. Pierce joins the Hawks after spending the past five seasons as an assistant coach with the 76ers. He also spent time with the Cavaliers, Warriors and Grizzlies organizations. Pierce, 42, will sign a reported three-year deal...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Hawks will introduce Lloyd Pierce as the 13th full-time coach in the Atlanta history of the franchise on Monday. Pierce joins the Hawks after spending the past five seasons as an assistant coach with the 76ers. He also spent time with the Cavaliers, Warriors and Grizzlies organizations. Pierce, 42, will sign a reported three-year deal...
Riley homers three times, including grand slam
 So, this move to Triple-A is working out for Austin Riley. The Braves third base prospect hit three home runs, including a grand slam, for Triple-A Gwinnett in a 10-0 win over  Norfolk on Sunday. Riley went 4-for-5 with eight RBIs on the day and raised his batting average to .345. Riley tied Gwinnett franchise records for home runs (3) and...

Posted: 10 days ago

So, this move to Triple-A is working out for Austin Riley. The Braves third base prospect hit three home runs, including a grand slam, for Triple-A Gwinnett in a 10-0 win over Norfolk on Sunday. Riley went 4-for-5 with eight RBIs on the day and raised his batting average to .345. Riley tied Gwinnett franchise records for home runs (3) and...
Pierce has second meeting with Hawks, believes he is good fit
 Lloyd Pierce said an informal meeting with the Hawks about their vacant head coach position went well, but the 76ers assistant is not sure where he stands in the hiring process, according to an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday. Pierce met with principal owner Tony Ressler and general manager Travis Schlenk in Boston on...

Posted: 14 days ago

Lloyd Pierce said an informal meeting with the Hawks about their vacant head coach position went well, but the 76ers assistant is not sure where he stands in the hiring process, according to an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday. Pierce met with principal owner Tony Ressler and general manager Travis Schlenk in Boston on...