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January 8, 2015 Updates

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. Bloomberg

January 7, 2015 Updates

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 Journal-Constitution

December 29, 2014 Updates
December 11, 2014 Updates

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." USA Today Sports

November 17, 2014 Updates

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." NBA.com

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August 19, 2014 Updates

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. Sole Collector

July 30, 2014 Updates

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.” Duke University Blue Devils Official Athletics Site

May 26, 2014 Updates

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. ESPN.com

May 25, 2014 Updates

Former NBA All-Star Grant Hill has partnered with billionaire investors and longtime Southern California residents Tony Ressler and Bruce Karsh to form an ownership group to bid on the Los Angeles Clippers when they are officially put up for sale, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that Hill's group is already regarded by league officials as a viable contender for the Clippers in what is forecast to be a highly competitive auction when the franchise finally hits the open market. One industry source told ESPN.com this week that the bidding could start as high as the $1.5 billion range. ESPN.com

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March 26, 2014 Updates

Former LSU center Shaquille O’Neal, Duke forward Grant Hill and former Maryland coach Gary Williams were named to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Also elected by a eight-person committee were Zelmo Beaty of Prairie A&M, Darrell Griffith of Louisville, former LSU coach Dale Brown, Five-Star Basketball Camp founder Howard Garfinkel and former Stetson coach, author and clinic director Glenn Wilkes Sr. Basketball Insiders

March 25, 2014 Updates

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