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April 11, 2014 Updates

Six-time All-Star Lou Hudson has died at 69. The Atlanta Hawks say he died Friday in Atlanta. He was hospitalized and listed in grave condition last month after a stroke. Hudson starred for the franchise in St. Louis and Atlanta. He averaged 20.2 points in 13 NBA seasons, including 11 with the Hawks. He finished his career with the Lakers. USA Today Sports

April 8, 2014 Updates
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The rest of the Pacers said Hibbert's benching was the result of a poor matchup against Atlanta's Paul Millsap and Pero Antic. "I was surprised just because it's never happened," forward Paul George said about Hibbert's benching, "but it was just a tough matchup for Roy. To have a five-man who can stretch the floor, put the ball on the ground and shoot perimeter shots. It was just a tough cover because Roy's great at protecting the rim and being in the paint and Antic really had him on the perimeter the whole night." ESPN.com

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Even though he is frustrated by injuries, Ferry is pleased with the makeup of the roster and the overall direction of the Hawks under first-year coach Mike Budenholzer. "Throughout the year, I felt we've been on a good path," Ferry said. "When healthy, we've been a very good team. I like the way we play. It's system-based. I like our players. There's some substance to them. With the way we're set-up from a salary cap standpoint and a roster standpoint that good things can continue to unfold. "We're not focused on trying to be the eighth seed in the playoffs because that's not our goal. We're trying to build something that's good, sustainable and the components are in place for us to do so." USA Today Sports

March 31, 2014 Updates

“Losing Al Horford early was obviously tough and then on top of that, with four or five players at a time missing big blocks of games during the second half of the season, our group certainly is frustrated,” Ferry said Saturday. “We are on a good path right now. We are very well-coached; when healthy we were a very good team that played with a substance and a clear system-based identity that I really like. “Being the eighth seed in a playoffs is not ever going to be our goal. We want more than that as a team. Our group will keep focusing on finding ways to get better every day. Again, (coach Mike Budenholzer), our players, (co-owner) Bruce (Levenson), we are all going to do good things going forward.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

NBA player Al Horford took out his phone as he left the U.S. Holocaust Museum on Friday and Tweeted: “Life changing experience.” It was an emotional afternoon for players and staff members of the Atlanta Hawks who arrived in Washington a day before their scheduled game with the Wizards and hustled from the airport directly to the museum. Visits of professional basketball teams to the museum are rare. Only three teams have made the stop before. For the Hawks, it provided an unusual opportunity for the players to learn about a chapter in history that has a personal resonance with one of their team’s owners. Bruce Levenson, the Hawk’s managing partner, is a long time donor of the Holocaust Museum and one of the key supporters of a program that teaches youth from the D.C. area to become tour guides at the museum. Some of them were on hand on March 28 to guide the NBA players as they took the hour-long tour through the exhibit. Jewish Daily Forward

March 28, 2014 Updates

Kyle Korver did not travel with the Hawks to Washington, D.C. Friday afternoon. However the starting shooting guard has not yet been ruled out of Saturday night’s game against the Wizards. Korver has missed the past five games, all Hawks losses, due to back spasms and has been receiving treatment. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 27, 2014 Updates

Hawks great Lou Hudson has been hospitalized in Atlanta after suffering a stroke. The condition of the former NBA star was described as grave. The 69-year-old Hudson also suffered a stroke in February of 2005. Hawks Vice President of Communications Garin Narain confirmed that Hudson suffered a stroke. The organization had no further comment. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 25, 2014 Updates
March 24, 2014 Updates

Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver is sitting out his third straight game because of back spasms. Korver wasn't in uniform Monday night as the Hawks hosted the Phoenix Suns, looking to break a two-game losing streak. Shelvin Mack started in his place. USA Today Sports

The NBA has approved the addition of five minor investors to the Hawks ownership group. The official approval came last week. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported earlier this month that the deal was nearly completed and only needed league approval. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 18, 2014 Updates

Paul Millsap: The forward has been on a tear since missing five games with a right knee contusion. He is averaging 20.3 points in the past six games, including a game-high 28 points Monday. Millsap scored nine of the Hawks’ last 11 points of the second quarter. He started the third quarter by scoring the team’s first eight points for a run of 17 of 19 points. “I was just being aggressive, attacking the basket and got a few layups and that opened up the 3-point shot,” Millsap said. “I made a few 3’s. More than that, just being aggressive.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 17, 2014 Updates

In 1998, you applied to be the general manager of the Denver Nuggets—while working for the Post. This has always struck me as a conflict of interest. Tell me why I’m wrong. And do you think you would have/could have had a fruitful career as a GM. Peter Vecsey.: I was always told, you’ve got to have at least two conflicts of interest to be successful. Pro sports has plenty of former sportswriters-turned executives. The Knicks were started by Ned Irish. The latest example was John Hollinger leaving ESPN to become VP of basketball operations of Memphis. Why shouldn’t we be allowed to pursue front office or coaching, as long as it’s during the off-season? I tried to put together group to buy the Nuggets in the early ’80s … tried to get Rick Pitino to hire me as GM when he was running the Celtics … approached Larry Brown about helping him in Washington when he was close to coaching the Wizards … had an interview on tap as Hawks’ GM just before Stan Kasten left … and had a very brief interview with James Dolan to be Isiah Thomas’ GM. I am positive I would’ve been an asset to one and all. Jeff Pearlman

March 13, 2014 Updates

Al Horford won't try and return for the playoffs if the Atlanta Hawks make the postseason. The Hawks center tore his right pectoral muscle on Dec. 26 and hasn't played since. He tore the left one in the 2011 and returned to play later that season. "No. I think it would be hard. This injury, honestly, was a little more severe than the other one," he explained Thursday in his first meeting with reporters since the injury. "And it's my right side, shooting arm, and I need to feel 100 percent confident with it, so I think it's going to be a little bit slower." USA Today Sports

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