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Hawks approved to turn State Farm Arena into huge voting station for upcoming elections

[ad_1] The Fulton County Registration and Elections Board approved a plan by the Atlanta Hawks to transform State Farm Arena into a massive polling station for Georgia's primary runoff election on Aug. 11, as well as early voting for the general election scheduled for Nov. 3.The idea was hatched during the weekend following the killing of George Floyd, when the focal point of protesters in Atlanta was just outside the
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Hawks’ growth would suffer if Atlanta left out of NBA return, coach Lloyd Pierce says

[ad_1] Atlanta's Lloyd Pierce, a coach for one of eight teams outside the 22-team plan that reportedly has growing support for the NBA's restart in Orlando, Florida, says the exclusion would be damaging for his Hawks.Pierce, in an interview on ESPN's The Jump that aired Tuesday, insisted game competition continues to be crucial for the Hawks' development and wants them to play upon the NBA's return."I coach the youngest team
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NBA changes workout date after Hawks hesitate

[ad_1] After the Atlanta Hawks were unwilling to immediately re-open the franchise's practice facility for players to return for limited workouts, the NBA sent a memo to teams pushing back its re-opening date to May 8.The league had been planning to re-open facilities beginning with the Hawks, because of the state of Georgia had been among the first states loosen stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic."We are going to wait
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Hawks’ Steve Koonin says starting NBA season in December would help ratings

[ad_1] 8:00 PM ETTim BontempsESPN BOSTON -- Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has a plan to increase the NBA's ratings: start and end the season two months later.Koonin spoke Friday afternoon at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston on a panel about possible changes to the league's schedule. The panel was moderated by ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz."Relevance equals revenue," Koonin said. "We've got to create the most relevance, and
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Joel Embiid fined $25,000 for flipping off Hawks’ Kevin Huerter, cursing in interview

[ad_1] Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been fined $25,000 for making an obscene gesture during a game and using profane language during a live television interview, the NBA announced Wednesday.Embiid's hand gesture occurred with 17 seconds left in Monday's 129-112 win over the Atlanta Hawks. With time winding down, Atlanta's Kevin Huerter came from behind Embiid and stole the ball, prompting Embiid's to flash a middle finger at Huerter.
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New-look Hawks acquire Dewayne Dedmon, picks from Kings for Jabari Parker, Alex Len

[ad_1] The Sacramento Kings are trading center Dewayne Dedmon to the Atlanta Hawks for forward Jabari Parker and center Alex Len, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe.Sacramento is sending Atlanta a 2020 and a 2021 second-round pick in the deal as well.Dedmon, 31, is averaging 5.1 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Kings. He signed a three-year, $40 million deal with Sacramento in July, but the season soured
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Kings agree to trade Dewayne Dedmon to Hawks for Jabari Parker and Alex Len

[ad_1] The Sacramento Kings are trading center Dewayne Dedmon to the Atlanta Hawks for forward Jabari Parker and center Alex Len, sources told ESPN.Sacramento is sending Atlanta a 2020 and a 2021 second-round pick in the deal.Dedmon, who was fined in January for demanding a trade, is averaging 5.1 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Kings. He had fallen out of the rotation but has played more recently because of
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Law firm says Hawks’ Chandler Parsons injured by drunk driver

[ad_1] A law firm representing Chandler Parsons says the Atlanta Hawks forward suffered potentially career-ending injuries in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver last week.The Hawks announced last Wednesday that Parsons had been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol after suffering a concussion and whiplash in the crash, but did not disclose any further details.The law firm Morgan & Morgan, however, said Monday in a statement that Parsons
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Hawks acquire Jeff Teague, Treveon Graham from Timberwolves for Allen Crabbe

[ad_1] The Atlanta Hawks have acquired point guard Jeff Teague in a three-player trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves.Minnesota also is sending guard Treveon Graham to Atlanta in a deal that returns guard Allen Crabbe to the Timberwolves.Minnesota creates an open roster spot that could be useful in bigger trades before the Feb. 6 deadline.The Hawks have been scouring the marketplace for a backup point guard to ease the burden of