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  1. Has to be the first order of business for sure.
  2. Gazoo good work in here brother but we have to look forward now. I honestly think this team is going to be very motivated to get back there.
  3. Atlanta Hawks hire Travis Schlenk as new general manager by John Buhler4 hours agoFollow @buhler118 FanSided The Atlanta Hawks have hired former Golden State Warriors assistant general manager Travis Schlenk to be the organization’s next general manager. While no head coaches have been axed this offseason, it seems that the general manager carousel is in full swing in the NBA. On Wednesday, the Atlanta Hawks have found their new guy to replace the reassigned Wes Wilcox in former Golden State Warriors assistant general manager Travis Schlenk. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Atlanta decided to make the hiring of Schlenk official on Wednesday. He had previously been in the Golden State front office for 12 years, serving under general manager Bob Myers for the last five. Atlanta has been a perennial playoff team in the Eastern Conference for the last decade, but only has one conference finals appearance to show for it. The Hawks have some young talent on the roster in point guard Dennis Schroder and small forward Taurean Prince, but Atlanta has found itself in the awful middle of the NBA hierarchy. While the Hawks have finally found stability in new ownership group led by Tony Ressler, the general manager post has not been that since Danny Ferry’s highly publicized resignation. Wilcox had served under Ferry and did his best to tread water these last two years, but saw his and head coach Mike Budenholzer’s front office roles diminish. Budenholzer rescinded his president of basketball operations role. Wilcox will stay on the Hawks front office staff but in a new role. Schlenk beat out other viable general manager candidates in David Griffin, Joe Dumars and Chauncey Billups among others. Picking a top assistant from the Golden State front office was a smart and pragmatic move for the Hawks. Obviously, Schlenk wasn’t ever going to usurp one of the best in the business in Myers with Golden State. Joining a forward thinking front office like Atlanta’s is a solid move for him. Atlanta largely transformed its organization half a decade ago with combing two strong proponents of the San Antonio Spurs culture in Budenholzer and Ferry in the front office. As long as Schlenk is in lock-step with Ressler, Budenholzer and Wilcox, this could be the front office move that sparks an honest reload for the Hawks.
  4. These damm off season threads, smfh. Some people are just bored as he11.
  5. Trade chart 101 in here, lol. Thanks g-dawg for the knowledge!!
  6. Thanks @Robb4242
  7. LOL totally agree. Hope Ressler is patient and go after an experienced GM.
  8. @Rob4242 great offer much respect.
  9. Yeah straight messed up and I just have to walk away when people say that sh1t.
  10. Hawks to interview Chauncey Billups for vacant GM position 11:05 AM ET Chris HaynesESPN Staff Writer Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment 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. Former Piston Chauncey Billups has said he'd be interested in running a team. Allen Einstein/NBAE/Getty Images 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. Although he has no prior executive experience, Billups has long been a student of the game in understanding how to navigate within the collective bargaining agreement. The Atlanta vacancy comes after coach Mike Budenholzer was stripped of his responsibility as president of basketball operations and Wes Wilcox, the former GM, was reassigned as special adviser to ownership earlier this month. Atlanta is entering a pivotal offseason, with All-Star forward Paul Millsap poised to become an unrestricted free agent.
  11. Hawks interview Tommy Sheppard, Travis Schlenk for front office Dave McMenamin | 2:19 PM ET Washington Wizards vice president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard and Golden State Warriors assistant general manager Travis Schlenk have emerged as the new names of note in the Atlanta Hawks' front-office search, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that the Hawks have conducted interviews with both Sheppard and Schlenk this week and continue to have interest in ESPN television analyst Chauncey Billups as well as Boston Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren as they search for a new lead voice for basketball operations. Sheppard has spent the past 14 seasons with Washington alongside longtime Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld. Schlenk is an integral member of the Warriors' front office who has assembled the most successful three-season run, in terms of regular-season wins, in league history, with 207. ESPN previously reported that the Hawks have also shown interest in Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, former Detroit Pistons president Joe Dumars and Oklahoma City Thunder assistant general manager Troy Weaver. The Vertical reported Friday that the Hawks have been denied permission to speak with Portland Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. Other candidates who have received permission to speak with the Hawks, according to The Vertical, include Houston Rockets vice president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas and New York Knicks director of player personnel Mark Hughes. After its first-round playoff exit, Atlanta shifted coach/team president Mike Budenholzer to a strictly coaching role and reassigned Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox as a special advisor to ownership, creating an opening for a new lead front-office voice.‎ The Hawks are entering a pivotal offseason, with All-Star forward Paul Millsap poised to become an unrestricted free agent.
  12. Hawks targeting Warriors executive Travis Schlenk for front office position in Atlanta By Chris Barnewall | 2017-05-20 17:29:00 The Hawks are in need of a new President of Basketball Operations and General Manger after they restructured their front office. Mike Budenholzer was removed as President of Basketball Operations making him exclusively a head coach while Wes Wilcox was removed as General Manger, but remains with the team. Atlanta has been searching for their replacements since. The Hawks were given permission to speak with Warriors executive Travis Schlenk for a front office position. The position Atlanta is likely looking to fill right now is the President of Basketball Operations role, which would then be followed by a search for General Manager. Schlenk is a very experienced executive with over 16 years in the NBA in multiple front office roles. He's been with the Warriors for 12 seasons including the previous five as Assistant General Manager. This means Schlenk has had a very prominent role in turning the Warriors into the basketball behemoth they are today. Going after Schlenk is a pretty smart move by the Hawks if their plan is to continue emulating other successful NBA franchises. Seeing executives from franchises like the Warriors, Spurs, and Thunder take on higher positions across the NBA is becoming the norm as teams look to find the same success those franchises have experienced. Share © 2004-2017 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.
  13. Falcons confident Devonta Freeman deal will get done Jeremy Bergman For the last five months plus, Devonta Freeman and his party have made it well known that he deserves to be paid like the best backs in the league. Ahead of the Super Bowl, NFL Network's Michael Silver reported that Freeman's agent claimed the back deserved "elite pay," a comment that, due to its timing and confidence, seemed to anticipate a contract struggle coming this offseason before the terms expire in 2018. Fast forward past the Super Bowl collapse, one badly missed block and an offseason of little change in Atlanta, and Freeman still holds himself in that same regard. The tailback said this week that, while he won't hold out, "I want to be the best. I want to be elite paid. Whatever that is, that's where I want to be -- straight up." With momentum building toward an impasse, in the same vein of DeAndre Hopkins with the Texans last season, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff took to the airwaves to set the record straight regarding Freeman's contract situation. "Like I've said before, we want him here and he's a very important part of our organization. Contrary to what people were saying around the Super Bowl time with what came out, we're ready in the relatively near future to have some discussions with their representation," Dimitroff told Adam Schein on Schein on Sports. "Devonta, he's a really good guy, he's really -- as far as his personality -- he's so hyper competitive. ... He's an urgent, angry runner, which we want and we know is important for us. We want him to be around for years to come and we're confident that we'll be able to get it done." As far as when Atlanta intends to pursue an extension or negotiation of some sort with Freeman's representative, Dimitroff said to check back when camp rolls around. "We've talked about approaching these types of contracts and situations usually going into camp is when we start talking about them and really start having some discussions about it," the Falcons GM added. "That's not a hard line for us, but in my mind, I like to make sure that we have those kind of things worked on. You know, look, he's in a really good space here, he loves being here and he loves playing for Dan Quinn." The dynamic pairing of Freeman and Tevin Coleman (under contract through 2018) is arguably the most cost-effective backfield in the NFL. With both backs still on their rookie deals, the Falcons paid the duo less than $2 million combined, per Spotrac, in exchange for historic production in '16 -- 2,482 yards from scrimmage, 24 touchdowns, 6.16 yards/touch -- en route to their first Super Bowl in nearly two decades. Going forward, Freeman looks to be the workhorse back, garnering more carries, more targets and consequently more cash. But with Coleman in tow for at least two more years, will Atlanta be willing to reward Freeman with the elite contract he desires this offseason? Le'Veon Bell, a one-man wrecking crew in Pittsburgh, is earning $12.1 million on the tag; LeSean McCoy does it all in Buffalo and garners $8 million per year. Does Freeman, a back-to-back 1,000-yard, 10-touchdown back who surrenders one of every three carries to another capable option, warrant that investment? You heard Dimitroff: Check back in late July.
  14. You see how soft Boston is inside now. Dude straight chokes in the playoffs.