Category Archives: NBA

Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners (Yahoo Sports)

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 27: General Manager Danny Ferry of the Atlanta Hawksspeaks during a press conference introducing the Hawks 2014 picks on June 27, 2014 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry. Flanked by Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins and other city leaders, Reed said the crisis engulfing the NBA team would be solved ”the Atlanta way” and predicted the franchise would come out stronger in the end. The Hawks have been under fire since it was revealed Levenson sent an email two years ago theorizing that many suburban whites would not attend NBA games because of the team’s African-American fans.

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia (Yahoo Sports)

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 14: The USA Men's National Team pose for a photo with the gold medals and the World Cup trophy after defeating the Serbia National Team during the 2014 FIBA World Cup Finals at Palacio de Deportes on September 14, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

With golden confetti raining on their heads and ”Party in the U.S.A” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. Tournament MVP Kyrie Irving made all six of his 3-point attempts and scored 26 points, and the U.S. James Harden added 23 points for the Americans, who made 11 of 16 3-pointers in a sensational-shooting first half, adding one final romp to a tournament full of them. ”Obviously we didn’t have a very close game all tournament, but for that to happen we had to play hard for 40 minutes and not relax and not give any inch while we were out there,” guard Stephen Curry said.

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia (Yahoo Sports)

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 14: The USA Men's National Team pose for a photo with the gold medals and the World Cup trophy after defeating the Serbia National Team during the 2014 FIBA World Cup Finals at Palacio de Deportes on September 14, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

With golden confetti raining on their heads and ”Party in the U.S.A” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. Tournament MVP Kyrie Irving made all six of his 3-point attempts and scored 26 points, and the U.S. James Harden added 23 points for the Americans, who made 11 of 16 3-pointers in a sensational-shooting first half, adding one final romp to a tournament full of them. ”Obviously we didn’t have a very close game all tournament, but for that to happen we had to play hard for 40 minutes and not relax and not give any inch while we were out there,” guard Stephen Curry said.

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia (Yahoo Sports)

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 14: The USA Men's National Team pose for a photo with the gold medals and the World Cup trophy after defeating the Serbia National Team during the 2014 FIBA World Cup Finals at Palacio de Deportes on September 14, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

With golden confetti raining on their heads and ”Party in the U.S.A” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. Tournament MVP Kyrie Irving made all six of his 3-point attempts and scored 26 points, and the U.S. James Harden added 23 points for the Americans, who made 11 of 16 3-pointers in a sensational-shooting first half, adding one final romp to a tournament full of them. ”Obviously we didn’t have a very close game all tournament, but for that to happen we had to play hard for 40 minutes and not relax and not give any inch while we were out there,” guard Stephen Curry said.

Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence (Yahoo Sports)

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 27: General Manager Danny Ferry of the Atlanta Hawksspeaks during a press conference introducing the Hawks 2014 picks on June 27, 2014 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has resisted calls for Ferry to be dismissed, but said the 47-year-old GM asked for the leave. ”My hope that this time away from the Hawks organization allows him the privacy he needs to listen to the community, to learn about his mistakes, and to begin the long process of personal healing,” Koonin said in a statement. ”My focus moving forward is to tirelessly work to rebuild trust with this community and with our fans,” he said.