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Meet five Atlanta athletes with an unbeatable drive to succeed

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 is the End: A magical Atlanta Hawks season comes to a close

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.

How Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin tackled the fallout of the Bruce Levenson email

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.

12 adult sports leagues in Atlanta

Why let kids have all the fun? Here are some adults-only recreational leagues. Most offer a range of divisions from low-pressure to ultracompetitive, so you can find a team whether you’re fresh off a college roster or just off the sofa.

Pero Antić, the Big Man from Macedonia

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.”

17. Cheer on the Yellow Jackets

After a $50 million renovation in 2012, Georgia Tech’s old ThrillerDome (aka Alexander Memorial Coliseum) has morphed into state-of-the-art McCamish Pavilion. If the old arena had a cozy high school–gym vibe, the new one feels like a spaceship.

The financial dimension of Atlanta hosting the Final Four

The economics of playing host to 100,000 rabid basketball fans

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