ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson has been offered a two-year extension, a person close to the negotiations said Thursday.
ATLANTA - Knowing he faces a tight timetable, new Atlanta Hawks general manager Rick Sund is eager to start putting his imprint on a team coming off its first playoff appearance in nine years.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks, looking for new experienced front-office leadership after ending their playoff drought this season, hired Rick Sund as general manager on Wednesday.
ATLANTA - Billy Knight says he's leaving the Atlanta Hawks organization "in much better shape than it was in when I took over."
ATLANTA - Atlanta forward Marvin Williams was suspended Wednesday for the opening game of the 2008-09 season for committing a flagrant foul, penalty two in the Hawks' Game 7 playoff loss in Boston.
ATLANTA - After a stirring run through the playoffs, one that actually got the fans of Atlanta excited about their NBA team, the Hawks headed into the offseason Monday with one major issue hanging over the team: Will Mike Woodson return as coach now that his squad is actually showing signs of hope?
WALTHAM, Mass. - The Boston Celtics played hard all season for home-court advantage in the playoffs.
BOSTON - Kevin Garnett took a behind-the-back pass from Paul Pierce, slammed in the dunk to make the lead three dozen points and then slashed his hand across his throat to signal what the Atlanta Hawks already knew.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks just won't let go of their first trip to the postseason in nine years.
ATLANTA - The Hawks were back home Thursday, feeling a lot more comfortable as they watched film and practiced for nearly two hours at Philips Arena.
The Associated Press BOSTON - Takedowns and menacing gestures. Double technicals and flagrant fouls. And the Boston Celtics are heading to Atlanta to try to deliver the knockout punch. Paul Pierce scored a playoff-high 22 points and Ray Allen hit three 3-pointers in the middle of the third quarter Wednesday night to turn back the Hawks' last charge, leading Boston to a hard-fought 110-85 ...
ATLANTA - After pulling up at Philips Arena in his white Hummer H2, Mike Bibby strolled past an admiring security guard, who wished him luck through the rest of the playoffs.
ATLANTA - Forget about a Boston sweep. The Hawks are headed back to Beantown all tied up with the mighty Celtics.
ATLANTA - Al Horford got right in Paul Pierce's face, then hopped away to the Hawks bench.
ATLANTA - Led by high-flying Josh Smith, the Atlanta Hawks finally showed they can beat the Boston Celtics.
SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
WASHINGTON - John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers, and the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-101 on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Arron Afflalo scored 26 points, Victor Oladipo and Andrew Nicholson added 18 apiece and the Orlando Magic snapped a 17-game road losing streak with a 109-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA- Brandon Bass was back in the starting lineup on Saturday night, leading the Celtics to a victory.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap, signed in the offseason to replace Josh Smith, had 19 points to steal the spotlight in Smith's return to Atlanta, leading the Hawks to a 93-85 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
MIAMI - For the Miami Heat, the third quarter was pretty much the whole story. Chris Bosh tumbled over some courtside seats on one end, and LeBron James apologized to a few fans during one particularly frustrating moment on the other.
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