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The Macedonian is in the final season of the two-year contract he signed with the Hawks in 2013. The center left Europe for a rookie season in the NBA at the age of 31. Now, he’d like to stay beyond that original deal. “From your mouth to God’s ears, we say,” Antic said when asked if he would like to return to the Hawks. “I love it. I love the guys. I love everything. I couldn’t be happier to come. The coaching staff, to be so similar to Europe, to be so understanding of the players, rarely you can find that.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The feeling is mutual. When Hawks management plans for next season, nearly every scenario includes Antic. The versatility of the 6-foot-11, 265-pound center has played a key role in the Hawks’ system under head coach Mike Budenholzer. The coach raves about Antic’s ability to stretch the floor from the center position. Yet, he’d rather talk about his defense, basketball IQ and leadership. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

February 24, 2015 Updates

Antic is in the final year of the two-year contract he signed with the Hawks. He will be an unrestricted free agent following the season. The Hawks have indicated that they would like to re-sign Antic. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Antic will not play in Monday’s exhibition season opener against the Pelicans. Budenholzer also ruled out Al Horford (pectoral) and Kent Bazemore (foot). The severity of Carroll’s ankle sprain was not immediately known. “We’ll know more later today or tomorrow,” Budenholzer said. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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The last three years you established yourself step by step to the highest level of basketball! Why all the previous seasons you played in a lower level, not even in Euroleague? It was your mistake or just a matter of luck and bad timing? How do you explain the late explosion in your career? Pero Antic: “It was my fault and a mistake of the agents I had hired.. Nobody has taken time to talk with me and tell me what is the best way for me to succeed. We always went for the bigger money in the smaller teams… Plus there’s my explosive character. I think this character made coaches afraid of taking me to their teams.. All that changed when I had my first talk with Misko and then with coach Duda Ivkovic”. EuroHoops.net

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April 20, 2014 Updates

Pero Antic, at his first game in the NBA playoffs, did not step back when David West of the Pacers had something to tell him. The two players got nose-to-nose during Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs between Hawks and Pacers. Sportando

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