From Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Two front-runners for ownership of the Hawks are emerging as the lengthy process to sell the franchise and Philips Arena continues into its seventh month. There is a deadline of April 10 for final bids. However, that date could be moved, as one or more bids are still being considered. Several people with knowledge of the situation told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that two groups are considered finalists. Current Hawks ownership and prospective buyers have signed non-disclosure agreements that prevent them from speaking publicly on the sales process.”
From Connor Renfro of Soaring Down South: “DeMarre Carroll has traveled a rocky road on his way to NBA success. Now regarded as one of the NBA’s top perimeter defenders, Carroll doesn’t ask for praise, nor does he care about what his critics say about him. Carroll’s only interest is winning, and so far, he’s achieved that this season with the Atlanta Hawks. Carroll seemed to be in store for a journeyman’s career at first, jumping from Memphis and Houston, to Denver and Utah: he’s played for five teams in six seasons (including this one) but he seems to have finally found a home in Atlanta, where he fits in perfectly with coach Mike Budenholzer’s system.”
From FoxSports.com: “ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward Austin Daye to a multiyear contract.
The team announced the deal on Saturday. Daye previously signed two 10-days contracts with Atlanta. The 6-foot-11 Daye, who was selected by Detroit in the first round of the 2009 draft, is averaging 3.0 points and 1.4 rebounds in five games with the Hawks. Daye played in 26 games, including four starts, with San Antonio before he was waived by the Spurs on Jan. 17. He averaged a career-high 7.5 points with the Pistons in the 2010-11 season.”