Hawks Report

Hawks Report

Atlanta Journal-Constitution beat reporter Lauren Williams brings you inside access and analysis on the Hawks. She will be joined by current players, former players, and experts from around the NBA. Episodes will be released every week from Atlanta or on the road.

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June 24, 2022 22 min

It turned out to be a normal draft night for the Hawks, but how will their new additions fit in?

In episode 37 of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Hawks Report podcast, beat reporter Lauren Williams and Jay Black dig into Atlanta’s two draft picks.

Our team will discuss why AJ Griffin slipped out of the lottery and into the Hawks’ lap, how his game might fit into Atlanta’s system, why the Hawks didn’t make any major moves and what ...

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The Hawks hold the 16th pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, but will they keep that pick?

In episode 36 of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Hawks Report podcast, beat reporter Lauren Williams, AJC columnist Michael Cunningham and features reporter Gabe Burns discuss what the Hawks might do on draft night, and our team sorts through all the rumors flying around about who might stay and who might go.

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It’s the passing of the microphone on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Hawks Report podcast.

In episode 35, Sarah K. Spencer introduces you to Lauren Williams who will be taking over as the AJC’s Hawks beat reporter, while Spencer moves over to cover college football.

You’ll learn more about Williams’ background and why her family moved to metro Atlanta from Jamaica. Plus, what she thinks of the current Hawks team and her thoughts ...

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In Episode 34 of the Hawks Report Podcast from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, we have compiled some of the highlights of AJC beat reporter Sarah K. Spencer’s best interviews from the first season of the podcast.  

This week we look at how accurate some of the players, executives and broadcasters real-time analysis of the team turned out to be.  

You’ll hear from John Collins, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Kevin Huerter, Dominique Wilkins and...

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In Episode 33 of the Hawks Report Podcast from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, we have compiled some of the best stories AJC Hawks B Sarah K. Spencer’s heard during the best interviews from the first season of the podcast.

You’ll hear from John Collins, Clint Capela, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Kevin Huerter, Dominique Wilkins and other players, executives, and broadcasters with the Hawks.

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In episode 32 of the Hawks Report podcast from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AJC beat reporter Sarah K. Spencer continues her year-end break down of what went right and what went wrong this season.

Part II focuses on the players and how they can improve before next season. You’ll hear from Trae Young, John Collins, Clint Capela, De’Andre Hunter, Kevin Huerter and others.

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While the NBA playoffs continue, the Hawks are left to ponder what went wrong this season.

In episode 31 of the Hawks Report podcast from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, host and beat reporter Sarah K. Spencer digs into what the team and the players had to say after their exit interviews following Atlanta’s first round loss to Miami.

In part one of our end of season recap, you’ll hear from coach Nate McMillan, GM Travis Schlenk and...

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A season that never got off the ground ends with the Hawks unable to get off one last shot.

In episode 30 of the Hawks Report podcast from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, beat reporter and host Sarah K. Spencer digs into what happened to Atlanta in Game 5 in Miami.

She will discuss how the Heat continued to frustrate Trae Young, what happened to De’Andre Hunter before and after he fouled out, and some quick thoughts on the entire s...

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The Hawks were hoping to build on their thrilling Game 3 win, but instead their season is in serious trouble.

In episode 29 of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Hawks Report podcast, AJC beat reporter and host Sarah K. Spencer is joined by reporter Gabe Burns to break down what happened in Game 4 against Miami.

Our team will discuss how the Heat completely shut down Trae Young, the health of some of Atlanta’s key players, and what m...

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It’s the playoffs, so it's no surprise that Trae Young adds another moment to his resume.

In episode 28 of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Hawks Report podcast, beat reporter Sarah K. Spencer is joined by AJC columnist Michael Cunningham to breakdown Atlanta’s wild Game 3 win over Miami.

Our team will discuss how the Hawks came back from a horrible third quarter, Young’s game winner, a terrific night from the bench and what to...

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The Hawks are getting closer, but they still couldn’t close the gap in Miami.

In Episode 27 of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Hawks Report podcast, host and beat reporter Sarah K. Spencer will breakdown what happened in Atlanta’s Game 2 loss against the Heat.

She will look at how turnovers killed the Hawks again, why Jimmy Butler had such a big night, and why the Hawks still like their chances at home.

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It might have been the Hawks worst game of the season, but the series against the Heat is far from over.

In episode 26 of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Hawks Report podcast from Miami, host and beat reporter Sarah K. Spencer looks at why things went so wrong on Sunday for a team that looked pretty good in the play-in tournament.

Sarah will discuss why the team is not making excuses about the short turnaround, why Trae Young stru...

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The Hawks first trip through the play-in tournament is a success, but their reward is a date with the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

In Episode 25 of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Hawks Report podcast, AJC beat reporter Sarah K. Spencer digs into Atlanta’s thrilling postseason comeback win in Cleveland to earn a spot in the playoffs.

Sarah will break down Trae Young’s huge night, why coach Nate McMillian says this team “is ...

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The Hawks certainly looked like they belonged in the playoff field against the Hornets, but will it hold up in Cleveland?

In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Hawks Report podcast, host and beat reporter Sarah K. Spencer is joined by AJC columnist Michael Cunningham to break down Atlanta’s big win over Charlotte.

Our team will dig into what sparked a huge third quarter run, how Trae Young handled the Hornets double-t...

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The 2021-2022 season hasn’t gone how the Hawks have wanted, but they are still alive.

In episode 23 of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Hawks Report podcast, host and beat reporter Sarah K. Spencer previews Atlanta’s first appearance in the NBA’s play-in tournament on Wednesday.

She digs into how Atlanta is playing heading into the game against the Hornets, how the two teams match up and the status of the injured John Collins.

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He’s quickly made the transition from former Hawks, to scout, to Atlanta’s Assistant GM.

In Episode 22 of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Hawks Report Podcast, beat reporter and host Sarah K. Spencer sits down with Landry Fields to discuss his role with the team and how the front office operates under GM Travis Schlenk.

The two also discuss Fields' views on the team’s current situation with the play-in tournament looming, rost...

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Don’t look now but the Hawks are getting hot at the right time.

In episode 21 of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Hawks Report podcast, beat reporter Sarah K. Spencer digs into what’s behind Atlanta’s five-game winning streak, with the play-in tournament looming.

Plus, she looks ahead to the final four games of the regular season and answers your mailbag questions.

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He’s the most legendary Atlanta Hawk.

In Episode 20 of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Hawks Report podcast, beat reporter and host Sarah K. Spencer sits down with Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins.

Wilkins discusses his dunk contest performances and why he wants his game to be known for more than that. Plus, how Wilkins got his nickname the Human Highlight Film, what he thinks of this current team and how he got his started behind ...

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The Hawks – once again – have a chance to get back over .500 for the first time since December. But why does it seem impossible for this team to turn a consistent corner?

In episode 18 of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Hawks Report podcast, host and beat reporter Sarah K. Spencer digs into what is missing and digs into why Danilo Gallinari thinks the team takes it easy against lesser opponents.

We also look at the week ahead and ...

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March 25, 2022 42 min

In Friday's episode of the Hawks Report podcast, Hawks CEO Steve Koonin sits down with beat writer Sarah K. Spencer to discuss Atlanta's odds of getting another All-Star game, the Centennial Yards project downtown, this up-and-down season, how he views his role as CEO of a professional franchise in his hometown, sports betting and much more. 

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