Archive for September, 2010

Meet the Captains

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Hawks head coach Larry Drew didn’t waste any time naming the team captains for the 2010-11 season, choosing Joe Johnson, Al Horford and Josh Smith on the first day of training camp. Three captains is more than most teams have, and for a league where only 12 players are active for each game it... »

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Open Practice Set for October 10th

Monday, September 27th, 2010

The Hawks will hold their annual “Open Practice” at Philips Arena on Sunday, October 10. The event will run very similar to past years, with all fans welcome at this FREE event. It is a great way to see the team up close as they prepare to start the season. The tentative start time... »

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Shaking Off the Cobwebs

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

There is still a week until players are required to report to Hawks training camp, but action on the practice court at Philips Arena has already started heating up over a week ago. Last Tuesday’s pick-up games featured Joe Johnson, J-Smoove, Jeff Teague and Jordan Crawford. It was not just in-house talent though, as... »

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Smoove Lines

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Josh Smith is back in front of the camera this summer, shooting another national advertisement for one of the biggest brands in sports alongside some of the league’s other young stars. Last summer it was an Adidas spot with Derrick Rose, Chauncey Billups and others, and this summer he is featured in 2KSports promotion... »

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Pape Sy's Road Less Travelled

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

While much of Pape Sy’s background and life story is still relatively unknown, the most recent chapter makes for a great read. The typical NBA prospect flies around the country to participate in a slew of workouts for any team that will spring for a flight and a room in a nice hotel. For... »

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You Can't Teach Size… or Banging

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Larry Drew recently told “When I got the job, one of the first things that I spoke to Rick Sund about was bringing in a big guy — a guy that would be a kind of a natural banger.” “Natural Banger” might be the most accurate way to describe Etan Thomas. Coach Drew... »

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Van Exel Hire Could Help Shape Future

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The Hawks announced today that they have added Nick Van Exel to their staff as a “Player Development Instructor”. On the surface this does not appear to be big news. Many teams have a similarly accomplished former player in a similar role. A closer look reveals that this small addition to the coaching staff... »

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