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Phil Foley

Hawks Contributor

Phil Foley grew up in New York, rooting for all those typical New York sports teams. But when he moved to Atlanta right after the Olympics, one of the first teams he ever covered was the Atlanta Hawks. The lovable loser Hawks have grown on Phil, ever since he set foot in the old Omni to work his first game as a sports journalist. He brings you his insight from writing about the Hawks for the now-defunct PA SportsTicker for over 10 seasons with a bit of that New York tell-it-like-it-is attitude. Phil's expertise is not just limited to Atlanta's basketball team. He also covers the Atlanta Thrashers and the Atlanta Falcons for Examiner.com.

MOST RECENT POSTS

Atlanta Hawks Announce 2011 Preseason Schedule, Play Lakers Twice

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The Hawks go through the motions and release a preseason schedule -- like there will be an NBA preseason.

New Hawks Owner Alex Meruelo Locked Out From Answering Real Questions

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The Hawks could have a new owner, but he can't answer that many questions or he will face the wrath of David Stern and a nice, hefty fine.

Alex Meruelo, New Atlanta Hawks Owner, Knows How To Buy Low And Sell High

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Hawks fans may be celebrating the demise of the Atlanta Spirit on Monday. But who is Alex Meruelo, the Cuban-American businessman buying Atlanta's basketball team.

Zaza Pachulia Changes Mind On Turkey As Mo Evans, Etan Thomas Consider Overseas Hoops

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Zaza Pachulia won't be playing in Turkey after all. The reserve Atlanta Hawks center announced via Twitter that he was not headed to play alongside Deron Williams for that Besiktas team that seems...

Dwight Howard May Play In China During NBA Lockout

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Add Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic to the list of NBA star players threatening to take their talents overseas while David Stern's silly little NBA lockout shuts the door to the game developed...

Hawks Jamal Crawford Could Follow Zaza Pachulia To Turkey Or Play In Europe

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Add Jamal Crawford to the list of players that may be headed to Turkey or elsewhere in Europe. Our own Kris Willis from Peachtree Hoops (and college basketball and Atlanta Dream editor on SB Nation...

Are Al Horford And Josh Smith More Valuable Than Joe Johnson? Basketball Reference Thinks So

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Are Al Horford And Josh Smith More Valuable Than Joe Johnson? Basketball Reference Thinks So

Zaza Pachulia Confirms He's Close To Joining Deron Williams On Turkey's Besiktas

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David Stern's pain is the Turkish league's gain. Hawks center Zaza Pachulia confirmed to both USA Today and the AJC that he's close to inking a deal to join Deron Williams on Turkey's Besiktas...

VIDEO: John Sterling, Walt Frazier Call Epic 1989 Dominique Wilkins-Michael Jordan Matchup

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John Sterling and Walt Frazier Call Epic 1989 Dominique Wilkins-Michael Jordan Matchup

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