Atlanta Hawks, SOLD?!?

June 23rd, 2011 by Larry

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Earlier today, Ian Thomsen from SI.com reported that the Atlanta Hawks are on the verge of being sold.

“One of the sources confirmed that the sale is about to be consummated, but declined to identify the buyer.

The news was expected to come as a surprise to team officials of the Hawks, who were not aware a sale was imminent as they prepared for the NBA draft. SI.com learned of the sale hours before the draft, though the news is not expected to influence the Hawks’ decision-making during the draft.”

This doesn’t sound very promising. This shows that there is little communication between the EVIL Atlanta Spirit Group and the team’s officials. I just hope the isn’t sold to another ownership group that can’t agree on any decisions.

The Atlanta Spirit issued a statement saying “we have spoken with a number of parties, but at this time, there is no deal in place, nor is there an exclusive negotiating agreement in place.” Hawks spokesman Arthur Triche said Thursday the team had no further comment.”

This is the same kind of statement they made before they sold the Thrashers. This is merely to buy time before breaking any real news. Typical PR move here…

“The Hawks ownership group last month sold the Atlanta Thrashers to a group that will relocate the franchise to Winnipeg next season. The Hawks owners have spent the last two to three years seeking minority investors in the NBA team.”

What do you think? I feel that the franchise can only succeed more if the team is sold (hopefully to an owner with a drastically different philosophy on running a team). I can’t wait for a sale to happen, but I’m also expecting a catastrophic mismanagement of the team’s personnel & image in the process.

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  1. ZONE3 Says:

    I HOPE THE TEAM IS SOLD TO one OWNER
    or just one person not what we have now which is a confederacy of dunces that is afraid to spend money and make moves or decisions. The Hawks will never reach the eastern finals with the owners we have now eventhough if we made some bold trades and spent some money we are a few chess plays away from being a contender…
    alas this is all rooted in the contract joe johnson was given as he will never be a team leader or clutch shooter. i said on twitter over a year ago that we needed to trade JJ and get DIRK and look what happened. if only i had the loot i would buy the team!

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