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Draft is vital to Atlanta Hawks' rebuilding efforts

...coming at No. 17 in 2009.Atlanta is better known for its draft day blunders, most notably in 2005 when then-GM Billy Knight, despite an obvious need at the point, passed over Chris Paul and Deron Williams to pick forward Marvin Williams...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2013-06-26/draft-vital-atlanta-hawks-reb
Playoff run nets Woodson new deal

...they were 37-45 before stretching the Celtics to seven games in a first-round series. Former Hawks general manager Billy Knight's authority appeared to be weakened when he lobbied unsuccessfully with the owners to fire Woodson at the trade deadline...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/14/nba_462164.shtml
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Hawks GM Knight will step down in July

ATLANTA --- Billy Knight will resign as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks in July, despite leading the team to its first playoff appearance in nine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/08/nba_198040.shtml
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Top 25 roundup

...UCLA shook off a season-long malaise with strong offense, then withstood a big rally in the final 1 1/2 minutes. Billy Knight led five players in double figures with 20 points, and the 15th-ranked Bruins defeated No. 20 Georgetown 98-91...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/30/nca_330034.shtml
College basketball
Hawks become quick hit

...worst of any playoff team. One of the team's owners, Michael Gearon Jr., vouched for Woodson, insisting that GM Billy Knight never recommended that the coach be fired, as has been portrayed in previous media reports. "I think he did an exceptional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/06/nba_197807.shtml
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Around the NBA

...15-for-28 on 3-pointers. Joe Johnson scored 27 points, and Mike Bibby had 23 for Atlanta. Before the game, Hawks GM Billy Knight said Atlanta had signed guard Jeremy Richardson for the rest of the season. NEXT: vs. Houston Rockets WHEN: 7 p...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/03/11/nba_190557.shtml
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Around the NBA

...of the Dec. 19 game? "The league doesn't know. They'll have to make a determination," Hawks general manager Billy Knight said Wednesday night. 3-POINT ADDITIONS: Kobe Bryant will take part in the 3-point shooting contest at All-Star...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/07/nba_186451.shtml
NBA
Change is rolling through front offices of area teams

...the Falcons have hired a general manager to replace Rich McKay, who remains as team president. Hawks general manager Billy Knight and coach Mike Woodson and Thrashers general manager and interim coach Don Waddell are under pressure to make the playoffs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/03/oth_185999.shtml
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Around the NBA

...expletive-filled tirade at coach Mike Woodson late in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Smith's suspension was announced by GM Billy Knight in a release. Knight said Smith was suspended for the next two games "for conduct detrimental to the team." Smith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/10/nba_124060.shtml
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Hawks have lottery pick, again

...Peskowitz said. The Hawks have the fourth-best chance (13.7 percent) to land the No. 1 pick. With general manager Billy Knight representing the team last year, the Hawks drew the No. 2 pick in the lottery and drafted forward Marvin Williams...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/23/nba_82526.shtml
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