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These five Atlanta athletes represent a range of disciplines and abilities, but they’ve all got one thing in common—a staggering amount of determination, something that even the most casual exerciser could probably use more of.
This inaugural first trip to the Eastern Conference finals wasn't the way anyone wanted it to end. Game three was very close—and might have been won, if not for a terrible call against Al Horford—but game four was JV versus Varsity.
As we sat in a corner office on the nineteenth floor of Centennial Tower, Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin was giddy as he discussed plans for carrying momentum forward: a revamped game experience this season and new uniforms next year as ways to draw millennials. Three days later, Koonin had much bigger worries than the players’ wardrobes.
When Pero Antić steps onto the court on October 30 for the Hawks’ season opener, he’ll become the first Macedonian to play in the NBA. It’s an overdue feat, both for Antić and hoops-mad Macedonia, but sooner or later a big man from this tiny Balkan country was destined to make the leap. Macedonian, after all, comes from the ancient Greek word Makedones—“the tall ones.”
The economics of playing host to 100,000 rabid basketball fans