New coach Lloyd Pierce set to begin 1st year with Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) — Lloyd Pierce is hardly expecting a smooth ride in his first season as a head coach.
His Atlanta Hawks have begun a major rebuilding job. They have no star player, their point guard is a 20-year-old rookie, and their roster depth is suspect.
"Our margin of error to start when you have a new team, a new staff, is very slim," Pierce said. "So we need to try to get on the same page as early and often as we can."
Atlanta Hawks dig in for another long slog
ATLANTA (AP) — There is almost certainly pain coming for the Hawks, or at least their fans, yet first-time NBA head coach Lloyd Pierce and second-year general manager Travis Schlenk refuse to notarize that word while in charge of Atlanta's only woebegone pro team.
Training camp begins Tuesday for the team that last season lost more games than any other in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks were 24-58, and their offseason moves are not likely to move them closer to playoff contention.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks expect to enter NBA free agency next week with about $20 million in salary cap space and three open spots on their roster.
General manager Travis Schlenk says the team will be in no rush to spend that money.
"We will not be quickly out of the gate looking to sign guys," Schlenk said Monday, when the Hawks introduced their three first-round draft picks, guards Trae Young and Kevin Huerter and forward Omari Spellman.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks draft room was split between Luka Doncic and Trae Young.
The Hawks ultimately chose Young because he brought the Hawks a first-round draft pick.
The Hawks added a new floor leader to their rebuilding effort by acquiring Young in Thursday night's exchange of NBA draft picks with the Dallas Mavericks.
ATLANTA (AP) — As the only general manager holding three first-round picks in Thursday night's NBA draft, including No. 3 overall, Atlanta's Travis Schlenk has been a popular target for trade talk.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are hiring a young coach in Lloyd Pierce to lead a rebuilding team that is about to add even more youth.
The Hawks announced Friday they are giving Pierce his first head coaching job in the NBA, choosing a man who has been an assistant with Philadelphia and Memphis to rebuild the franchise.
ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk on Thursday described coach Mike Budenholzer's exit as "harmonious" and "as mutual as parting can be."
Schlenk also said the decision, finalized and announced late Wednesday , came after many discussions with Budenholzer and was not based on just one factor.
Hawks say Schroder faces discipline for role in fight
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks say point guard Dennis Schroder is facing undisclosed discipline for his role in an incident that led to his arrest last month on misdemeanor battery charges.
Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk says in a statement released by the team the investigation of the Sept. 29 fight outside a late-night restaurant is not complete.
Atlanta Hawks begin a long, painful rebuilding process
ATLANTA (AP) — Let the rebuilding begin for the Atlanta Hawks.
After an all-too-brief run among the NBA's elite, the Hawks are starting over with a largely anonymous squad and no hope of challenging the top teams. Four-time All-Star Paul Millsap was allowed to walk. Dwight Howard was dumped after one dismal season with his hometown team. Coach Mike Budenholzer lost much of his immense power after several ill-fated personnel decision.
Hawks face major rebuilding job, prospects of dismal season
ATLANTA (AP) — As one key player after another departed the Atlanta Hawks over the summer, Dennis Schroeder was caught off guard.
Just three seasons ago, the Hawks won a franchise-record 60 games, claimed the top seed in the East and reached the conference final.
"They say we're going to be the worst team in the NBA," Schroeder conceded Monday during the Hawks media day at a luxury hotel in midtown Atlanta.
The Denver Nuggets have been chasing starry veterans the last two years, determined to add experience and firepower to a promising young core.
They finally landed a big one Sunday, agreeing to terms with four-time All-Star Paul Millsap on a three-year deal worth $90 million, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract cannot be signed until Thursday.
ATLANTA (AP) — After dumping Dwight Howard and facing the possible loss of Paul Millsap, the Atlanta Hawks needed to bulk up the front court.
John Collins was the obvious choice in the NBA draft.
The rebuilding Hawks landed the Wake Forest power forward with the No. 19 pick on Thursday night, scooping up the Atlantic Coast Conference's most improved player .
ATLANTA (AP) — Travis Schlenk knows what it takes to win a championship.