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Hawks to interview Chauncey Billups for vacant GM position

May 22, 2017

The Atlanta Hawks are scheduled to interview former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups next week for their general manager opening, league sources told ESPN.

The interview is expected to occur Tuesday in Los Angeles, sources say, and it is believed the organization isn't looking to drag out the hiring process.

ESPN's Marc Stein previously reported the Hawks have already interviewed Washington Wizards vice president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard and Golden State assistant general manager Travis Schlenk.

Billups, 40, is a five-time All-Star who is regarded as one of the top young front-office prospects. The 2004 NBA Finals MVP has made it known throughout his 17-year professional career that under the right circumstances, he'd be intrigued by the possibility of running his own team....

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2017 NBA awards finalists announced

May 20, 2017

As expected, Houston's James Harden, left, and OKC's Russell Westbrook are MVP finalists. Thomas B. Shea/USA TODAY SportsFinalists for the 2017 NBA awards were announced Friday night prior to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. There are three finalists each for the following awards: Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man Award, Kia NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Coach of the Year. Rapper/entertainer Drake will help reveal the winners when he hosts the first-ever NBA Awards show June 26.

Here is a running list of the award finalists:

Most Improved Player of the Year...

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Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer no longer team president

May 06, 2017

ATLANTA -- Mike Budenholzer is resigning as the Atlanta Hawks' president of basketball operations and will remain as coach.

The Hawks also have removed Wes Wilcox as general manager as part of the reorganization of their front office announced on Friday.

The team announced that Wilcox resigned and will become a special adviser to ownership, which will begin a search for a new general manager....

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Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98

April 23, 2017

Atlanta's Hawks forward Paul Millsap powered his way to 29 points and 14 rebounds as Atlanta topped Washington 116-98.ATLANTA -- The Hawks are back in the series, and the bad blood with the Washington Wizards shows no signs of letting up.

Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder had 27 and Atlanta delivered an early knockout blow in a 116-98 victory Saturday, slicing the Wizards' lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff matchup.

After two tight losses in Washington exposed plenty of ill feelings between the teams , Millsap and Washington's Markieff Morris continued to go at it in Game 3....

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Howard has 22 points, 20 rebounds in Hawks' win over 76ers

March 30, 2017

After losing seven of their last eight, the Hawks break out of their funk thanks to Dwight Howard and Ersan Ilyasova for a 99-92 victory over the 76ers.PHILADELPHIA -- Dwight Howard has Atlanta revved up for a playoff push.

"Our focus should be, we need to step on the floor from the tip," he said.

The Hawks also hope they're done with the detour through lengthy losing streaks that almost derailed their drive....

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