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In his interview with the AJC’s Chris Vivlamore, Hawks CEO Steve Koonin mentioned that the Hawks have no shortage of potential buyers.

β€œI had over seven phone calls directly today from multi-billionaires,” Koonin said. β€œIt blew my mind some of the people who wrote me today.”

Levenson does not own a majority of the team, but he does own a large enough percentage to be labeled as the “controlling owner” and has been the Hawks’ representative in NBA owners meetings. The main ownership group of the Hawks, formerly known as the Atlanta Spirit, consists of Levenson and six other partners.

The news that the Hawks have a lot of interest on the market is good news for Hawks fans. The common opinion of fans around Atlanta is a general disapproval of the ownership group, stemming from the team’s recent sale of the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg, and due to the group’s general lack of identity and relationship with the city of Atlanta. Continue Reading…


I’ll go ahead and say that I’m am not a fan of this move.

According to the AJC’s Chris Vivlamore
, Jeff Teague and Devin Harris will likely form the starting backcourt for Atlanta in Friday’s opener against the Rockets.

Personally, I wanted Lou Williams or Anthony Morrow; even Stevenson could have been better in that role as the team’s only good wing-defender. (Of course, Stevenson’s offense is.. well… offensive)

The case is really Harris vs. Williams for the starting spot. Over the past three years, Lou has been the better shooter, better ball-handler (while controlling the ball about as much), and better rebounder. And according to Synergy, Lou was the better defender by a mile last season: Continue Reading…