Atlanta Hawks Rumors
Smith played for the Atlanta Hawks the first nine seasons of his career, putting up All-Star-caliber numbers for the team even though he never received that honor. He signed a four-year, $54-million contract with the Pistons in 2013, but that didn’t work out. “What did I learn?” Smith asked of playing with the Pistons. “…I learned what ‘waived’ meant.”
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has entered a plea of not guilty in his driving under the influence case, according to his attorney. Budenholzer entered the plea in Fulton County State Court last week in writing with the court and Judge Diane E. Bessen. The court has a scheduled plea and arraignment hearing tomorrow at 9 a.m. With the filing of the plea and two motions, neither Budenholzer nor his attorney Michael Hawkins will attend. The plea and motions were filed with the court on July 22.
Hawks All-Star forward Paul Millsap returned to his home state of Louisiana last week where he was honored and made several donations to local charities. Millsap was honored as part of the Champions Tour Kickoff , held on the campus of Grambling State University. The purpose of the event was to spotlight homegrown talent. Millsap was born in Monroe, attended Grambling High School and played college basketball at Louisiana Tech.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed guard/forwards Lamar Patterson and Terran Petteway (tur-RAN PET-uh-way), it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed. Both players competed for the Hawks in the recently-completed NBA Las Vegas Summer League.