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Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
According to several people familiar with the situation, the ownership group also includes former NBA player Grant Hill, co-founder of Marquis Jets Jesse Itzler and his wife Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanxx. Current co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. will also retain a small percentage of the franchise. The group will also include several other minority investors. Itzler is a season-ticket holder for the Hawks and has done consulting work for the organization.
Kevin Arnovitz: Number on the agreement of the Hawks sale to Tony Ressler is approximately $850 million, sources say.
Ramona Shelburne: The Hawks sale will be announced north of $800m, but I’m told it’s less than b/c of debt. In other words, let the accountants explain ;)
Steve Kyler: Hawks said to be sold for $730 million — far cry from the $1.2 billion figure some tossed around. Hawks $730 million price illustrates how much Steve Ballmer overpaid for the Clippers not the new bench mark many hoped teams would command.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Ressler is finalizing an agreement to purchase the Hawks from Bruce Levenson for a price less than $1 billion, sources tell Yahoo Sports.
He said he feels like he can play another four or five seasons until he is 36 or 37, especially after Hill told him he thought his career was over before the Suns staff helped him play until he was 40. It will all depend on his knee. “That’s basically what it all comes down to in the NBA,” Granger said. “Everybody can play. It’s just a matter of how healthy are you going to be, how long does your body let you do it?”
Granger had an extensive conversation with former Suns player Grant Hill about what the Suns staff, led by head athletic trainer Aaron Nelson, did to help lengthen his career and those of Steve Nash, Shaquille O’Neal, Amar’e Stoudemire and Antonio McDyess. “They just take a different approach,” Granger said. “They kind of break your body down into three stages and start from the bottom. They want you to get your base or your foundation a lot stronger than what it is. That’s the preliminary phase before you even begin to think about strengthening. Get the right muscles firing. It’s a different approach but it works. Working on my flexibility. Working on the mobility in my knee. Getting my certain muscles to activate and shut other ones off. It’s a cool process, actually.”
Scott Soshnick: BREAKING: Ares Capital’s Tony Ressler bidding on @ATLHawks – fronting group that includes Grant Hill. Mark Rechesky no longer in #sportsbiz
The Grant Hill and Junior Bridgeman-led group that had interest in buying the Atlanta Hawks has dropped out of the bidding process for the team, two people familiar with the process told USA TODAY Sports. They requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the negotiations.
This likely will not be the worst season for games missed by stars, either. That distinction belongs to 2012-13, when the following players all missed 29 games or more: Rose, Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Grant Hill, Rajon Rondo, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chauncey Billups, Kevin Love, Brandon Roy and Andrew Bynum.
Grant Hill talks with Jordan about Kobe Bryant and how he’s been able to stay in the league for so long.
Former National Basketball Association players Junior Bridgeman and Grant Hill are leading a group that will bid on the Atlanta Hawks, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. They’ve hired New York-based advisory firm Galatioto Sports Partners to explore a purchase, said the person, who requested anonymity because the matter is private. Hill didn’t immediately return an e-mail seeking comment. Sal Galatioto, founder of Galatioto Sports Partners, declined to comment.
According to sources, those who have expressed a level of interest include: * Byran Colangelo: The former President and CEO of the Toronto Raptors. The son of Jerry Colangelo, he was the NBA’s 2005 and 2007 Executive of the Year. * Grant Hill: The former NBA player and current analyst joined Antony Ressler and Bruce Karsh with a $1.2 billion failed bid to by the Los Angeles Clippers. Hill deflected questions about his interest in the Hawks during a recent segment on NBA TV.
Atlanta Hawks (Record: 22-8; last week’s rank: 8): Atlanta’s new ownership search is going very slowly, a source said. Keep an eye on a bid from ex-NBA player Grant Hill, who tried to buy the Clippers.
Then there’s that selfishness argument. “Kobe, he did it, but I think his instinct was to go to himself,” said seven-time All-Star Grant Hill, now an analyst for NBATV. “And he was extremely successful. Jordan was more inside, more physical, more around the basket even as he got older. … Kobe tended to take and make tougher shots. He would take a lot of shots that you’d say, ‘That’s just a bad shot.’ But he made them. Whereas I always felt like Jordan got what he wanted.”
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Now, he wishes he had listened to himself. “I wish I had sat down in 2000, when it first was giving me problems,” he said. “I think about that all the time. It’s not about discomfort and pain now, though I’ve got an arthritic condition in the ankle. It’s just sort of regret that what could have maybe been. If I could have gotten better advice, or gone to another doctor, or just trusted my gut. The thing I learned through this whole process is just because somebody’s a doctor or an expert, it doesn’t mean they’re right. When they say they’re ‘practicing’ medicine, they’re really practicing medicine.”
Ray Richardson: On @NBATV, Grant Hill suggests the #Twolves wait until next offseason to deal with Ricky Rubio’s contract.
After re-releasing the Grant Hill and Grant Hill II in a variety of colorways for the past year and half, FILA is preparing for the re-launch of the former All-Star swingman’s third signature shoe. Now being called the FILA 97, the Grant Hill III was a mid-cut silhouette supported by FILA’s controlled 2A cushioning technology. On October 10, the shoe makes its way back to retail.
Alumnus Grant Hill and his wife, Tamia, are giving $1.25 million to Duke University to support athletics and the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, President Richard H. Brodhead announced Wednesday. Duke Athletics will receive $1 million for facility upgrades; the rest will go to the Duke Annual Fund in support of Trinity College. “As an outstanding example of a Duke student-athlete, Grant Hill became a beloved part of Duke’s history,” Brodhead said. “We’re grateful that Grant and Tamia have helped to ensure that Duke’s tradition of academic opportunities and remarkable student-athletes continues well into the future.”
Another potential ownership group consists of former NBA All-Star Grant Hill and billionaire investors and longtime Southern California residents Tony Ressler and Bruce Karsh. Sources told ESPN.com that Hill’s group is already regarded by league officials as a viable contender for the Clippers.