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Grant Hill
Position: None
Born: 10/05/72
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
But that’s not to say his first year with the team was all smooth sailing. As can be expected as a former player takes the team executive route, Hill says he’s still adjusting to certain aspects of ownership, particularly his interaction with the players. “I was always sort of led to believe that owners are distractions and that locker room is a sanctuary,” Hill said. “That’s sort of — for 19 years — what I believed. Obviously owners would come around, particularly the managing partner, from time to time, but (the locker room) is (the players’) space. That is their sanctuary. Respecting that but also being in the position to look to add value is something I’m figuring out.”
In an effort to modernize the franchise and help boost fan engagement, the Atlanta Hawks will be hosting a Shark Tank-esque marketing competition — titled “Agency Shootout” — during the heart of the NBA offseason later this month. At the invitation-only event, some of the city’s top marketing agencies will be asked to complete a series of on-the-spot, Hawks-themed business challenges in approximately 10 minutes in front of a panel of judges, including seven-time NBA All-Star and Hawks vice chair Grant Hill.
“It’s a really great idea, our organization just thinking and being creative ourselves, coming up with this whole concept,” Hill told USA TODAY Sports. “It’s really about bringing people together in Atlanta, and I think tapping into our creative community. One of our many creative communities.” Joining Hill on the panel of judges: Hawks minority owner Jesse Itzler, Hawks CEO Steve Koonin, and vice president of marketing for Aaron’s Inc. Andrea Freeman. “These are all marketing experts, and somehow, some way I kind of weaseled my way into (judging),” Hill joked. “But I’m excited to be a part of it.”