The Atlanta Hawks, a member of the National Basketball Association since 1949, play in the Southeast Division, along with the Charlotte Bobcats, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards.
The Hawks have reached the NBA playoffs in each of the last seven seasons, advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals three times. Atlanta is primed for another exciting season of NBA basketball, and Philips Arena provides one of the best home-court advantages in the NBA. Come watch Al Horford, Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague and the rest of the Hawks’ up-tempo attack as they look to climb the ladder in the Eastern Conference.
Mike Budenholzer enters his 2nd season as the head coach of the Hawks. His hire was announced on May 28, 2013, when he became the 12th full-time head coach in Hawks history. Budenholzer led the Hawks to a 38-44 regular season record in 2013-14 and pushed our 1st round playoff series with the Indiana Pacers to seven games before being knocked out.
Budenholzer, 43, spent 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, including the final 17 seasons as an assistant coach. For the last six seasons, he has served as the team’s no. 1 assistant to current San Antonio Head Coach Gregg Popovich, the longest-tenured head coach in major professional sports and third-winningest coach (by percentage - .681) in NBA history behind only Phil Jackson and Billy Cunningham.
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On June 25, 2012, the Atlanta Hawks welcomed Danny Ferry as the President of Basketball Operations and General Manager.
Ferry joined the Atlanta Hawks from two very respected organizations in the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs, where he earned two championship rings, one as a player and one as a Basketball Operations executive, and the Cleveland Cavaliers where he served as General Manager for the franchise’s first, and only, trip to the NBA Finals and notched the NBA’s best regular season record for two consecutive years. Ferry’s NBA playing career also included playing for the San Antonio Spurs (2000-2003) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (1990-2000).
Click Here to read more on Danny Ferry’s career as an executive and as a player.