The Hawks unveiled plans Wednesday night for how they’ll celebrate the 50th anniversary of the franchise’s arrival in Atlanta. But principal owner Tony Ressler drew the biggest ovation of the night when he noted the need to correct a failing of the team’s first half-century here. “This is our 50th anniversary, and this is a team that hasn’t won a championship in those 50 years,” Ressler said. “And if there is anything any of us have to say about it, that’s going to change.”
The NBA is expected to welcome franchises owned by the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves to its NBA 2K League ahead of its second season, league sources told ESPN. The four franchises will join the 17 NBA teams who participated in the inaugural NBA 2K League season, which began in May and will conclude with its first finals event on Aug. 25 in New York. The expansion price for the second season is the same as the first, $750,000 for three years of participation, according to sources.
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To help Young develop as a leader and hasten his learning curve as a floor general, Schlenk acquired Jeremy Lin in a trade with Brooklyn. Lin was a rookie in Golden State when Schlenk worked in the front office there. “From what I’ve heard, he’s going to be a great mentor for me,” Young said of Lin. “We’ve been talking. He’s a good dude. He’s been through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. He’s seen it all, so I’m looking forward to picking his brain.”