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April 22, 2015 Updates

The next week, Korver agreed to re-sign with the Hawks despite overtures from teams with far greater track records of success and lineage than Atlanta. Korver might not have been blown away by Budenholzer's Intro to Philosophy, but he got a sense that Budenholzer, who was named NBA Coach of the Year after leading Atlanta to first place in the Eastern Conference, and Ferry were creating something meaningful. "There's this really fine line that some coaches don't try to walk," Korver says. "I feel like every coach is either really good at X's and O's or a really good personality manager, and there aren't many coaches who know how to walk the middle. Bud? I've never seen a coach at any level who does it better than him." ESPN.com

April 21, 2015 Updates

Simply put, Hollins isn’t too concerned with stopping Kyle Korver. “How many shots did he take yesterday and how many did he miss? See, if he’s that good, he’d make all of them.” Hollins said. “Everybody misses, man. He’s a good shooter, I acknowledge that, we acknowledge that as a team, we game plan for him because he is a great shooter. But until he starts shooting 100%, we’ve got to play and be in position to help, and then recover, and close out. “It’s not like we’re talking (Stephen) Curry. Korver, he’s a great come-off-the-screen guy, he’s great with moving without the ball, but he rarely puts the ball on the floor like Curry and shakes you up.” New York Daily News

“I just think he’s in the right situation (in Atlanta),” said Williams, who played with Korver for three seasons in Utah. “He just has freedom here, complete freedom. A lot of coaches don’t like shots early in the shot clock. But for him to get open, that’s what he has to take because guys are sitting on him in the halfcourt. And so when he comes down in transition, he’s firing. When you’re shooting 60% from 3, that’s a pretty good shot.” New York Daily News

April 13, 2015 Updates

Me: What are you most looking forward to seeing about your team in the playoffs? KK: Winning. We want to go out there and really, really play well. I don't know. I don't know how to answer that all the way. We don't, like we talked earlier about this team, just getting to this point, and your vision. We don't feel like we're there yet. We're still evolving. We haven't won a playoff series. I think we have too much respect for the game to say 'we're going to go and we're going to accomplish that.' We understand you've got to earn respect in the playoffs. You've got to go through some good times and some bad times, and hopefully you're able to recover from the bad times. I think we're excited to go out there and compete. We haven't played a meaningful game in quite a while, and we're going to go out there and play a whole bunch of them in a row and have some fun. NBA.com

Me: What is the process like between you and Bud or the other coaches when it comes to making suggestions for sets, for tweaks, any types of changes? How receptive are they? Kyle Korver: Very. Bud, I mean, it's such an interactive exchange. Every coach says they have an open-door policy. Every coach says that. But there's also a lot of guys who Bud has a good amount of respect for, and how guys play. No one's out there to draw up plays that I can score on? It's how do we get this concept rolling so we can score on that team? So when you come at it with that point of view, when it's a discussion about the team, I think both sides, we obviously are going to respect whatever Bud says, and I think he thinks the same about us. NBA.com

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March 17, 2015 Updates

Kyle Korver will miss at least the next three games after undergoing a surgical procedure to repair a broken nose. Korver suffered the injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s win over the Lakers. The procedure was performed Monday at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute in Los Angeles by Dr. Jason Hamilton. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said Korver will not play in the remaining games of the road trip – at the Kings on Monday, Warriors on Wednesday and Thunder on Friday. He will be re-evaluated following the next three games but could miss additional time if warranted. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 16, 2015 Updates

Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver suffered a broken nose during the second quarter of Sunday night's 91-86 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Korver, the league's most accurate 3-point shooter this season (50.4 percent), suffered the injury when he caught a shoulder from Lakers forward Ed Davis. Korver held a towel to his head, immediately left the game and did not return. ESPN.com

March 10, 2015 Updates

Shortly after sharpshooter Kyle Korver joined the Hawks 2½ years ago, he told Teague how he liked to receive passes when racing around pin-down screens. “He’d never been taught stuff like that,” Korver recalls. “It wasn’t his fault. It was how he’d been programmed.” Rather, it was how he’d been re-programmed. When Shawn watched the Hawks, he cringed, wondering where the kid from The SportZone had gone. “He hated how we played,” Teague says of his father. “He wasn’t even a Hawks fan. He was a Spurs fan.” Sports Illustrated

March 7, 2015 Updates

Korver, he of the businesslike attitude, also went Casual Friday. The sharpshooter has been mired in a slump for the better part of a month. Nobody is panicking, but easy dismissals like "regression to the mean" have been subsumed recently by legitimate concern. On Friday, he was 0-for-3 with two turnovers heading into the fourth quarter. "I've been off to a slow start every game since January," he said after a loooong sigh. "You do all these interviews about 50-50-90 [field goal, 3-point and free throw percentages] and you talk about shooting for a month. I don't know what it is." ESPN.com

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February 18, 2015 Updates

Following the 2010-11 season, owners were able to negotiate a CBA that was more in their favor, cutting the players' share of basketball-related income from 57 percent to roughly 50, costing them millions in annual salaries. That contract runs through 2021, but with the economic boost — $2.6 billion per year — coming from the TV contract, players will fight harder for a larger portion of the pie. "We want to negotiate a little better than we did last time," said Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver. "We're going to be well-equipped to stand toe-to-toe with the NBA and negotiate a fair deal. That's what we want — just a fair deal." USA Today Sports

February 14, 2015 Updates

Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver is in the midst of a historic shooting season. He has made 51.2 of his field goal attempts, 52.3 percent of his 3-point attempts, and 91.1 percent of his free throws. It was little surprise, then, to hear that former Celtics star Larry Bird was one of Korver’s idols as a child. But Korver said he admired Bird for much more than his shooting stroke. “Everyone talks about his shooting, but I just loved how he played,” Korver said. “Like, his IQ was so high. No one thinks of him as this big athlete, but he was getting steals and he made plays at the right time. And he’d get rebounds. “I loved how he played, not just how he shot. He’s just one of the best, like a savvy, get-it-done kind of player.” Boston Globe

February 13, 2015 Updates

Korver’s performance so far became more astonishing the more I looked at the numbers. If we include him in those 1,184 player seasons (he hasn’t met the minimum benchmarks but is on pace to,2 barring injury), his percentages this season would rank in the 97th percentile in both field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage. His 3-point percentage would be the best of any player in the sample. If we compare those percentile ranks with the other 50-40-90 seasons, along with True Shooting Percentage, Korver has a legitimate claim to the greatest shooting season of all time. FiveThirtyEight

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