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Knicks fans jimmy rig air conditioning unit to pay tribute to Mike Woodson (video)

The New York Knicks may have cut Mike Woodson loose all the way back in April, but the oft-criticized and constantly beleaguered former head coach still weighs on the hearts and occupies the minds of some Knickerbocker backers. Or at least two of them. Two Knicks fans posted a video to VINE showcasing how they, […] The post Knicks fans jimmy rig air conditioning unit to pay tribute...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dominique Wilkins Interested In Buying Hawks

Dominique Wilkins has an interest in purchasing the Atlanta Hawks. Wilkins declined to say whether he was one of the six current prospective buyers. It was released in a briefing on Tuesday that Wilkins will get a statue outside Philips Arena on March 6, 2015.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks giving Dominique Wilkins statue outside of arena

The Atlanta Hawks held a press conference concerning the sale of the team. But it was also revealed that a Hawks legend will be getting his own statue very soon. It’s long overdue, in fact. Via Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Dominque Wilkins will get a statue on March 6, 2015. — Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) September 16, 2014 Dominique Wilkins played...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: 3 reasons Al Horford will be an All-Star

The Atlanta Hawks’ season went slightly downhill last year when they lost center Al Horford, who is arguably the face of the franchise. Horford was undoubtedly the Hawks leader on and off the court. He led the Hawks by averaging 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game during the 29 games he played before the injury. During that stretch he shot nearly 57 percent from the floor and...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo on Hawks: Ain't nobody want to go there

The comments that Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry made in relation to current Miami Heat forward Luol Deng have been thrown on the back burner due to the hot mess that the NFL has become over the past week or so.  But Ferry’s racist comments about a popular NBA player have not gone unnoticed within the Association itself. New York Knicks forward had some strong words...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks CEO Issues Apology To Fans In Letter, Promises Change

The Atlanta Hawks announced in an open letter Saturday that they’re going to take “a hard look” at themselves and institute strong measures in order to repair their reputation, which was damaged by racist comments made by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry. In the letter, CEO and co-owner Steve Koonin said that the organization must “own (their) shortcomings...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

The Atlanta Hawks announced Friday that general manager Danny Ferry will be taking an indefinite leave of absence after audio surfaced of the GM reading racist remarks about Miami Heat forward Luol Deng from a scouting report in June. Ferry released a statement expressing his apology to Deng and to anyone else he offended. “Luol is a good man who I have known for many years, and...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Silver doesn't think Danny Ferry should be fired

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to the Atlanta Hawks and Danny Ferry. That includes league commissioner, Adam Silver. While in Spain for the FIBA World Cup, Silver was asked his thoughts, by USA Today, about the whole situation and […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dominique Wilkins interested in purchasing Hawks

With all the controversy surrounding the Atlanta Hawks and owner Bruce Levenson on his way out due to a racist e-mail he sent in 2012, a former Hawks legend may be the next owner. According to TMZ Sports, Dominique Wilkins is interested in purchasing the Atlanta Hawks, and he’s already been pre-approved for ownership by […]
Via Full Scale Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks discipline general manager Danny Ferry for racist comments

Atlanta Hawks president of basketball operations and general manager Danny Ferry has been disciplined by team CEO Steve Koonin for his racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent this year, reports the Associated Press. Details of the discipline were not provided. Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Hawks co...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Can the team recover without Danny Ferry?

In late April, Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling took some heat for a racist voicemail he left for his girlfriend urging her not to bring African Americans to his stadium. Donald Sterling received a lifetime ban and was forced to sell the team. The Clippers’ players responded by wearing their jerseys inside-out in pregame warmups. The Atlanta Hawks never garnish national...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Deng scouting report triggered Hawks investigation

It was a background report on Luol Deng that reportedly set the investigation of Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson into motion, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. The Hawks were among the teams that pursued Deng in free agency this offseason, and although he ultimately signed with the Miami Heat, it was a meeting about the small forward which ultimately led to Levenson...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Levenson to Sell Atlanta Hawks After Racist Email

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson has plans to sell the NBA franchise after revealing he drafted a racially charged email. Levenson released a statement vaguely describing the two-year-old email. Per CNN, the message “involved the interests of the team’s white and black fans — including music and the race of cheerleaders —and whether the team’s ‘white fans might be afraid...
Via Basketball Bicker
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Read Bruce Levenson’s racist email that prompted him to sell the Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have released the racist email from 2012 that owner Bruce Levenson sent to team officials with his suggestions to attract “more suburban whites” to games. Levenson is selling his controlling interest in the team after he self-reported the email.  
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks owner selling team after revelation of racist email

TweetPer a report from Y! Sports NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Atlanta Hawks are becoming the next NBA franchise to be sold because of a racist owner: Owner Bruce Levenson will sell the Atlanta Hawks after revelation of a 2012 racist email, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announces. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) September 7, 2014 There was meeting in NYC including NBA...
Via Los That Sports Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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