Sekou Smith Rumors
Lang Whitaker: Last night I finally got to visit the Sekou Smith Media Room at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Still can’t believe my brother is gone, but terrific job by @HawksPR memorializing him in the place he logged so many hours, putting in the work that made him great. #SekouStrong
Chris Vivlamore: It’s officially open. The Sekou Smith Media Room at State Farm Arena. I will post a story and more photos shortly but the Hawks have been exceptional with this project.
The Atlanta Hawks are proud to offer the inaugural Sekou Smith Hawks Summer League Experience. Named in honor of the former Atlanta Journal-Constitution Hawks beat writer and NBA Digital personality, who passed away on January 26, 2021 at the age of 48. The Sekou Smith Hawks Summer League Experience uniquely combines Smith’s passions, friendships and expertise to create a one-of-a-kind internship that focuses on providing real-world, highly-visible experience to a deserving journalism, broadcasting or multi-media student from a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) university or college.
Marc J. Spears: The Atlanta Hawks are naming the media workroom at State Farm Arena after Sekou Smith, redesigning the space to honor his memory. The Sekou Smith Press Room will formally open to media for the 2021-22 NBA season.
Marc J. Spears: The Hawks also launching an annual Hawks-NBA Summer League internship in Sekou Smith’s name. A journalism or multi-media student from a Southwestern Athletic Conference school will be selected to serve as the Hawks’ beat writer for NBA Summer League. Sekou went to Jackson State.