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B'sCeltsPatsSox
06-23-2011, 04:04 PM
Here is the link.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/ian_thomsen/06/23/hawks.sale/index.html

*Silver&Black*
06-23-2011, 04:15 PM
Come on Arthur Blank!

sixer04fan
06-23-2011, 04:21 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/ian_thomsen/06/23/hawks.sale/index.html

The Atlanta Hawks are on the verge of being sold, two league sources told SI.com Thursday.

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.

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.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
06-23-2011, 04:22 PM
I already made this thread.

ugafan
06-23-2011, 06:03 PM
:pray:

mgsports
06-23-2011, 06:13 PM
At least Hawks aren't moving to like KC or Tampa Bay.

ugafan
06-23-2011, 06:15 PM
Basketball is big in Atlanta while hockey is not. The Hawks will be in Atlanta for a LONG time.

Bravo95
06-23-2011, 06:17 PM
Bye.

schilling
06-23-2011, 06:21 PM
Seeya in Winnipeg! Hah.

metsfaninSTL
06-23-2011, 06:30 PM
bring them back to st. louis

Bravo95
06-23-2011, 06:37 PM
Yeah, the team isn't relocating. Relatively new arena and years of bond payments still to make. Everyone just wants the idiot owners to go away.

metsfaninSTL
06-23-2011, 06:39 PM
Yeah, the team isn't relocating. Relatively new arena and years of bond payments still to make. Everyone just wants the idiot owners to go away.

i didnt think they would. it would suck to lose two teams in that short of time

Bravo95
06-23-2011, 06:48 PM
i didnt think they would. it would suck to lose two teams in that short of time
Stl deserves another NBA team imo, but yeah, this city has been beaten up enough over the Thrashers situation. The owners purchased both teams and the arena knowing that they didn't really care about hockey and it was a real slap in the face of locals who tried to get into the NHL. Even more disrespectful that they would sit courtside at Hawks games knowing that they lied about it the whole time.

metsfaninSTL
06-23-2011, 07:59 PM
Stl deserves another NBA team imo, but yeah, this city has been beaten up enough over the Thrashers situation. The owners purchased both teams and the arena knowing that they didn't really care about hockey and it was a real slap in the face of locals who tried to get into the NHL. Even more disrespectful that they would sit courtside at Hawks games knowing that they lied about it the whole time.

yeah. i love basketball but i dont really follow the NBA much because there is no team here and i dont get to watch a lot of games. i wasnt born when the hawks were here and i wish STL had a team

effen5
06-23-2011, 08:02 PM
At least Hawks aren't moving to like KC or Tampa Bay.

Yeah because thats what Florida needs...another team they won;t care about.

dodie53
06-23-2011, 08:37 PM
@effen5

funny sig