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ENTERTAINMENT ’Nique at the Movies

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MP3 PLAYLIST Zaza Pachulia

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VIDEO GAME REVIEW

Jeff Teague reviews “Mass Effect 3”

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FASHIONISTA with Simone Ward

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WHEELS 2012 Kia Sorento SX

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BY THE NUMBERS

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AL HORFORD 2.0

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BOB WILLIAMS INTRODUCES RED

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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Tucker Castleberry Printing

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HAWKS SUMMER WORKOUTS

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ATLANTA HAWKS FAN FORCE

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HAWKS IN THE COMMUNITY

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MEET THE HAWKS DRAFT PICKS

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CATCHING UP WITH SPUD WEBB

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SUMMER FASHION

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A TASTE OF HOME

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Atlanta Hawks Cheerleader Profile: Ashley

with Zaza Pachulia

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with Lou Williams and Devin Harris

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DANNY FERRY

One-on-one with the Hawks’ new GM

Photo by Greg Miller


VOL. 4, ISSUE 2 Creative Director: Peter Sorckoff Assistant Creative Director: Terry Combahee Art & Design: Cliff Lummus Editor: Jon Steinberg Editorial Assistant: Jason Roose Editor at Large: Alison Sawyer Produced by: Atlanta Hawks, L.P. 101 Marietta Street NW, Suite 1900 Atlanta, GA 30303 Printed by: Tucker Castleberry, Inc., Atlanta, GA Contributors: Lauren Arum, Lucas Armstrong, Jennifer Boxley, Andrea Carter, Scott Chester, Terry Combahee, Jon Cooper, Scott Cunningham, Donni Frazier, Kat Goduco, “Hometeam” Brandon Leak, Cliff Lummus, Greg Miller, Lauren Miller, Jeff Teague and Dominique Wilkins

P HOTO C RE DI TS : Cover: A. Horford by Greg Miller Pg. 1: Ashley by Greg Miller Pg. 3: D. Wilkins by Greg Miller; “The Amazing Spider-Man” courtesy of Columbia Pictures Pg. 5: Z. Pachulia by Greg Miller Pg. 6: J. Teague by Greg Miller Pg. 8: S. Ward by Greg Miller Pg. 10: Kia Sorento by Greg Miller Pg. 14: A. Horford by Scott Cunningham Pg. 15: A. Horford by Ron Hoskins Pg. 16: RED and Bob Williams by Greg Miller Pg. 18: T. Tucker by Greg Miller Pg. 19: Tucker Castleberry by Lauren Arum Pg. 20: C. Hill by Greg Miller Pg. 22: Ashley by Greg Miller Pg. 24: Fan Force by Greg Miller Pg. 26: Community photos by Jennifer Boxley, Andrea Carter, Scott Cunningham and Kat Goduco Pg. 28: J. Jenkins courtesy of Vanderbilt University Pg. 29: M. Scott courtesy of the University of Virginia Pg. 30: A. Horford by Brian Babineau and Greg Miller; Court image by Lucas Armstrong Pg. 31: S. Webb by Layne Murdoch; Game action photo by Dale Tait Pg. 32: Summer Fashion by Greg Miller Pg. 34: Z. Pachulia by Greg Miller Pg. 35: L. Williams and D. Harris by Scott Cunningham Pg. 36: D. Ferry photo courtesy of AJC Inside Back Cover: D. Roundfield by Dick Raphael Atlanta Hawks game photography by Scott Cunningham Email us your ideas, feedback, thoughts and suggestions at hawks360@hawks.com. ©2012 Atlanta Hawks, L.P. All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced without written consent of the Atlanta Hawks.

by Dominique Wilkins

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good reboot has got to do two things really well: add what was missing, and remove what was unnecessary. The additions in “The Amazing SpiderMan” are great: a long-awaited appearance of Dr. Curt Connors (aka The Lizard), a more realistic, gritty New York backdrop and a slew of quality actors (Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and Denis Leary, to name a few). What hurts the film are the things that were taken away. People and places like J. Jonah Jameson and The Daily Bugle are nowhere to be found, and some of the smaller back stories (like what happened to Peter’s parents) that are brought in aren’t touched on heavily enough. And at nearly two and a half hours long, their absence was all the more noticeable.

OVERALL REVIEW

E N T E R TA I N M E N T

A COMPLETE LOOK INSIDE THE TH LIFESTYLE OF THE ATLANTA HA WKS

“THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN”

“I give it three dunks out of five.”

I admit I went into this one a bit more skeptical than I have with other reboots, such as “X-Men: First Class” and “Batman Begins.” While I was not a huge fan of “Spider-Man 3,” I never thought that the Spider-Man movies’ quality dipped so low as to need a fresh start like the Batman films. Also, I thought Tobey Maguire was a great Peter Parker, and had trouble picturing anyone else as Spidey. That said, I sat down for “The Amazing Spider-Man” ready to give it its fair chance.

“...a solid movie with a good story and a lot of action.” The major plot points are all familiar. Peter Parker is a shy teenager living with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, making his way through high school while quietly pining for his longtime teenage crush. After a lab run-in with an experimental spider and later the death of his uncle, Peter gains some remarkable new powers and sets on his course to becoming the Spider-Man we all know and love. From there, the film starts to pull away from its predecessors. As Parker, Andrew Garfield (who most remember from “The Social Network”) plays a more modern teenager, facing the same identity problems that many kids today seem to be going through. As his love interest Gwen Stacy, Emma Stone brings both a new face and a fan-favorite character to the Spider-Man flicks. Gwen is less of the damsel in distress than Mary Jane, and plays a more direct role in the story, which I enjoyed. The end result is a solid, enjoyable summertime movie with a good story and a lot of action. However, in a crowded superhero summer of “The Avengers” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” will have a tough fight on its hands if it hopes to come out on top.

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ZAZA PACHULIA

RUNNING: Far East Movement (feat. Ryan Tedder),

“Rocketeer”

AT THE GYM: David Guetta, “Titanium” COOKING: Rihanna, “Where Have You Been” AT THE BEACH: Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know” AIRPORT: Nicki Minaj, “Starships” THEME MUSIC: Martin Solveig, “Hello” READING: Rihanna (feat. Chris Brown), “Birthday Cake”

Photo by Greg Miller.

M P 3 P L AY L I S T

MY SUMMER JAMS


VIDEO GAME REVIEW

MASS EFFECT 3

PRODUCT SPECS

Reviewed by Jeff Teague

The epic conclusion to BioWare’s famous trilogy, “Mass Effect 3” was met with eager anticipation and a flood of rave reviews. We at 360 got the Hawks’ own Jeff Teague to take a crack at it, and here’s what he had to say about the best-selling game’s final chapter.

MASS EFFECT 3 AVAILABLE: Now

PLATFORM: I love video games, but being on the road as much as I am, I don’t always have the time for really intense, complicated games. The “Mass Effect” series is one of the few that I’ve been sure to make time for, and I was really looking forward to getting my hands on “Mass Effect 3.”

VIDEO GAME REVIEW

While I still haven’t gotten all the way through the game, I can tell you that this third installment is every bit as good as the first two, and in a few ways is even better.

The gameplay is incredible, and you get pulled into the storyline every bit as much as a really good sci-fi/action movie. The characters all have their own specific personalities, and the way they interact depends on the choices you make as you play the game. Along with the new multiplayer mode, it makes the game fun to play over and over again. If you haven’t played either of the first two, I would recommend picking them up before diving into this one, but for those who have, “Mass Effect 3” is handsdown one of the best games you’ll play this year.

Xbox® 360, PS3

OVERALL REVIEW

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The first luxury carmaker to offer WiFi and Google Earth. Seriously, Google it. For years, quattro has kept cars connected to the road. Now they can be connected to everything else. The Audi A6, A7, A8 and Q7, with Google Earth and WiFi.

out of 10 and Jeff Teague approved!

Audi connect

Jim Ellis Audi Atlanta 5901 Peachtree Ind Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30341/ 770.454.8200

“...hands-down one of the best games you’ll play this year.”

Jim Ellis Audi Marietta 1715 Cobb Parkway S, Marietta, GA 30060/ 770.859.2834

jimellisaudi.com Distracted driving can cause a loss of vehicle control. The features and technologies discussed above are offered for convenience, and should be used only when it is safe and appropriate. Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. Audi connect WiFi and traffic data services require separate subscriptions. “Audi,” “quattro,” “Audi connect,” “Truth in Engineering,” all model names, and the four rings logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of AUDI AG. “Google Earth” is a trademark of Google Inc. 2011 Audi of America,Inc.


orn in Atlanta and raised in the southwest, Simone Ward came back to her hometown as a teenager and attended Benjamin E. Mays High School. She then earned a scholarship to the University of Georgia, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has since followed her passion for broadcast work, and recently finished her season as the Hawks TV sideline reporter. How would you describe your sense of style? Classic/understated sexy. I try to stay away from the “latest” trends and dress more for what compliments my body shape. I usually play up one feature, be it the lips, décolletage or legs, and keep everything else demure. Who’s your favorite designer? Victoria Beckham (VB) or Alexander McQueen. Both designers are so creative. VB tends to have a more reserved appearance with cleaner lines and a very minimalist look. Alexander McQueen is the opposite. There’s so much intensity with his designs that a woman can’t help but let some of that passion show. Each piece could hang in a gallery, so I feel like a work of art in them. However, I’m a firm believer that you don’t need labels to be stylish and fashionable. It’s all about selecting pieces that make you feel good in them.

What is your go-to accessory? My diamond studs, because they go with anything and everything. No matter the occasion, I know they will match and they will be appropriate. How many pairs of shoes do you own? Nothing crazy…about 65, and I’d say 60 of them are stilettos. I have short woman syndrome, so instead of calling them shoes I mostly consider them “fashionable stilts.” What is the tallest pair of heels you wear? They are probably about five-and-a-half inches, but they feel closer to four because of the inch-and-a-half platform. I know it sounds painful, but high heels are mandatory and are often the most eye-catching part of your outfit. What’s your favorite Atlanta boutique? It’s hard to choose just one because I find gems in all of them, but the one with the friendliest staff is Sandpiper in Vinings.

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Describe your casual date outfit. Jeans, a flirty tee with fun accessories and, of course, fashionable stilts!

“I’m a firm believer that you don’t need labels to be stylish and fashionable. It’s all about selecting pieces that make you feel good in them.”

Photos by Greg Miller.

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WHEELS

WHEELS: 2012 Kia Sorento SX by Cliff Lummus Luxury interior features and controls

Expansive cabin and panoramic sunroof 3.5-liter, 6-cylinder engine with multi-point injection and 6-speed electronically controlled Sportmatic® transmission HORSEPOWER: 276 hp @ 6300 rpm TORQUE: 248 lb.-ft. @ 5,000 rpm FUEL ECONOMY: 20/26 MPG

276-horsepower multi-point injection engine: 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway

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here’s something special about being from Georgia. We take unique pride in our sports, our food and our cars. With local bywords including Coca-Cola® and many other national brands, the Atlanta community has a close and loyal relationship with the people, products and businesses that call Georgia home. With its latest manufacturing addition, Kia Motors has become the newest member of that long and illustrious list. Kia Motors’ recently-opened, state-of-the-art Georgia plant has revitalized the community of West Point (an hour-and-a-half drive down I-85 from Philips Arena) and added thousands of new jobs. This much-needed boon to the local economy has already begun to bear fruit, and the staff here at 360 was able to get an up-close-and-personal look at the latest and greatest to roll off the line of the West Point plant—the 2012 Kia Sorento.

FUEL CAPACTY: 18.0 gallons

Kia Oval Logo 4/C - Large

Trim body profile and power folding mirrors

We test out a lot of cars, and, as our readers know, every auto manufacturer likes to tout their long list of features and options. For all the offerings in the SUV market, though, three universal features seem to be large bodies, low gas mileage and high prices. Not known to follow the crowd, Kia chose a different direction with the updated 2012 Sorento. Kia’s approach to design over the last few years has been to push the extremes of what they can offer: the sleekest bodies, plushest interiors and the most features while remaining affordable. From our first glance to the last look, the Sorento proved to be no exception. The smooth shape and contoured lines of the Sorento’s exterior are in keeping with the rest of the 2012 lineup, along with signature features

such as the stylized front end that make it a standout among the others. The unified body design helps cut the wind resistance to a bare minimum for a smooth driving experience—a major determining factor for any SUV driver. The Sorento’s broad panels of color are accented by deluxe flourishes and accents such as chrome door handles and a stainless steel rear bumper step pad that caught our eye by adding class and excitement to the exterior. Added features such as 18-inch wheels and projector-style headlights are a careful blend of form and function that complete the overall design and make the Sorento a more-than-capable driving machine, both in-town and off-road. The lower stance and body-color bumpers also contribute to the striking appearance and stylish design.

In our street tests, the uplevel SX had real getup-and-go, without the sluggishness or drag of other SUVs. The secret to that quick response lays beneath the aerodynamic hood of the Sorento, in the form of a 3.5-liter V6 engine that cranks out an impressive 276 horsepower. The 20 city/26 highway mpg also means that the low sticker price won’t be made up for on the back end in gas money, a plus for any Atlanta driver. The driver’s-seat experience of stepping into the Sorento is a pleasant and surprising contrast to the status quo of SUV interiors. In addition to the expansive interior and ample head- and legroom are several features that provide a welcome sense of familiarity to Kia fans. One of the keys to comfort when driving in this sweltering Atlanta summer is airflow, and with

this the Sorento is second to none. From the air-cooled driver’s seat to the ionized air-filtration system, even our mid-afternoon test drive was mild and comfortable. Other amenities such as the lumbar-supported eight-way power driver’s seat and four-way front passenger seat keep both people up front feeling right at home.

“Not known to follow the crowd, Kia chose a different direction with the Sorento.” As with the rest of Kia’s 2012 lineup, the heavy lifting of the Sorento’s jaw-dropping interior ability rests in the dash. Kia’s responsive one-of-a-kind

in-dash infotainment system is one of the most impressive technological advances in the industry. It allows for seamless integration of music, radio, phone access and navigation all with the push of a button or a simple voice command. The 4.3-inch touch screen gives both the driver and passengers easy access to the entire array of media and information that Kia has infused into the Sorento. From the rear-view camera and the back-up sonar sensor to the Traction Control System and six airbags, the Sorento is also every bit as safe as it is fun to drive. As the flagship product of their west Georgia plant, the 2012 Sorento has quickly established Kia as the proudest new member of the Atlanta community, and we here at 360 look forward to our next climb behind the wheel of a Georgia-made Kia. 11


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AL HORFORD 2.0

2.0 THE HAWKS BIG MAN ON SITTING OUT, BOUNCING BACK AND LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT SEASON BY JON COOPER

here are countless stories of players suffering an injury then coming back even stronger than before. For some, the improved performance makes their injury a blessing in disguise. For Hawks center Al Horford and the rest of the team, recovering and regrouping following his regular-season-ending pectoral injury in January have been the highest priorities. “We just want to get him back to where he was,” said Hawks Assistant Coach/Player Performance Pete Radulovic. “I don’t think Al’s looking to come back bigger. He’s always been a weight-room guy and a conditioning guy. So for Al, he just wants to get back to where he was. In this scenario, it was a little bit of a freak-type injury. So the fact that he feels like he’s back to where he was is our real goal, to get him back to 100 percent.

“Some of these guys are so naturally gifted that they haven’t spent tons of time in the weight room before they ever got hurt,” Radulovic added. “Then, all of a sudden they get injured and are put into a position of ‘I have to do these things to even get back to where I was.’ They start doing it and all of a sudden they get a little bigger and a little stronger and they’re like, ‘Hey, I’m better than when I started.’ Unlike Al, who’s always worked.” That work had paid off, as for the first four seasons of his professional career, words like tough, durable, even indestructible had been apt in describing Horford. He’d played in 306 of a possible 328 games, including 81 during the 2009-10 season. He started 295 of those 306 games. THINGS CHANGED IN 2011-12. A season out of the ordinary for so many reasons took on further improbability on January 11 in Indiana. With 6:08 left in the first quarter, Horford tore his pectoral muscle, which forced him to miss the final 55 regular-season games and the first three games of the Playoffs. It was a devastating blow as the man nicknamed “Boss” not only was a popular personality in the locker room, but also a leader on the court. He’d been the team’s leading rebounder over the previous four seasons, the team’s standard for offensive rebounding in three of the last four years, and one of the most well-respected young big men in the game, as evidenced by his backto-back All-Star Game appearances. Suddenly, and without warning, he was gone. That the Hawks finished with a 40-26 record, fourth in the Eastern Conference, spoke volumes about their resolve. “I was happy with the way that the guys handled adversity all year,” said Horford, who had been averaging 12.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists, while shooting over 55 percent in 31.6 minutes at the time of the injury. “It wasn’t only

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myself but different guys at different times went down with injuries and we were able to keep it together, keep winning, keep it going. That’s a positive sign. I was encouraged by that. On my end, I just tried to stay positive and rehab was the most important part for me.” THE INJURY TESTED HORFORD’S CHARACTER. “For me, it was a different situation. I’ve never had an injury of that magnitude. All I could really do was watch and support,” he said. “It’s not the same when you’re involved and when you’re playing. I felt, as a player, ‘I’ll just see and learn a lot more from the game.’” While the Hawks were finding ways to stay among the East’s elite, Horford was doing what he needed to do to get healthy. At times that meant nothing. It wasn’t always easy, especially early on.

Horford can’t wait for 2012-13, to take care of some unfinished business. “When he first came out of being immobilized for all that time and just being able to move his arm again, the end goal seemed so far away from him,” said Radulovic, in his 14th season with the team, having served seven seasons as the team’s strength and conditioning coach. “Like anyone, he was a little frustrated, kind of questioning every little ache and pain that he had in his arm. But he’s a good worker and he did what he needed to do. That stage in between first getting out of the sling and then starting his rehab, I think he seemed a little like, ‘Wow. I don’t know what’s going to happen here.’ But then once he started doing his rehab he progressed pretty rapidly. When you start rehab you don’t know what’s going to happen. He had never been hurt before so there’s that kind of unknown period in between not doing anything and starting to do something. Once he started doing it he realized this is going to be okay.” Being okay and being okay to play NBA-caliber minutes were two different things. “Al wasn’t going to come back and just be able to play three to five minutes,” said Radulovic. “When he got to the point where we were all in agreement that it was going to take him all summer to get his strength back but at this point, where you are, you are 100 percent available to play and when he felt mentally and physically in that same zone, we gave him the go-ahead. We weren’t going to let him play in a game until we knew. He didn’t want to have any excuses.” Horford gave Atlanta 12 points on 6-10 shooting with five boards in his first game back, in Game 4 on May 6, playing 20 minutes.

Al at Indiana, seconds before his seasonending pectoral injury “I was able to step in and play major minutes. I was very happy about that and I was very pleased with the way that I was able to come out and be confident and play at a high level,” he recalled. “I think I owe all that to my physical therapist and the Hawks training staff, Pete, [Head Athletic Trainer] Wally [Blase], [Strength and Conditioning Coach] Chattin Hill, they really helped me get to that point. Also working with our assistant coaches to get me ready basketball-wise. I think that was a big thing for me to get my confidence back.” WHEN THE TIME CAME, AL WAS ALL IN. “I was nervous. I wasn’t so much nervous about getting injured or anything. I was more nervous having not played in four months. So that was the biggest challenge for me,” he said. “I usually don’t get nervous for games. Once I got out there and I got going, my basketball instincts kind of took over and when you’re playing you can’t be tentative or go out there and play tentative because that’s when you can get hurt.” Any questions about his health were answered early in his return — a little too early for Radulovic. “The first game back, everything that we didn’t want to happen to him happened in the first five minutes of the game,” he said, with a laugh. “He dunked the ball and hung. He got fouled hard and hit to the ground. He got tied up on his left shoulder. We were hoping that it might take a week or three or four games, not all in the first five minutes of his first game. Until you actually go back and play and do it, you don’t really get over it 100 percent, but I think he worked it out and got over it.” continued on page 26.

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Bob Williams President Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena

I N S I D E P H I L I P S A R E N A’ S N E W E ST D I N I N G E X P E R I E N C E W I T H T H E P R E S I D E N T O F T H E AT L A N TA H AW K S A N D P H I L I P S A R E N A

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tlanta, much to the delight of residents and visitors, has become a culinary oasis in the Southeast. From fine dining to gastro pubs to food trucks, Atlanta’s restaurant scene is equally diverse in cuisine, ambiance, location and wellknown chefs who command the kitchen. Restaurants and the food they serve have established themselves as a part of our culture and a customary inclusion when entertaining business clients, planning social outings and hosting family celebrations. Atlanta is food, and making your culinary mark on its landscape can make you a game-changer. Recognizing the importance of food and how it alone can enrich an experience, Philips Arena embarked upon a $4-million+ Food and Beverage renovation in 2010 in an effort to further enhance both the traditional and non-traditional arena offerings, and provide flavorful, unexpected and healthy options for guests. We have always strived to make a visit to Philips Arena a multi-faceted, comprehensive experience from phenomenal guest service and plentiful dining offerings to unmatched entertainment. In order to offer more, we expanded our partnership with Levy Restaurants and The Buckhead Life Restaurant Group to introduce Veni Vidi Vici, Nava Tacqueria and Buckhead Diner Express into Hawk Walk, and Chops Clubside into the Georgia’s Own Credit Union Club. We also established gluten-free and all-natural concessions kiosks to ensure that all taste palates are served. With the changes in Philips Arena’s culinary landscape underway, our challenge was to figure out how we could truly transform our guests’ experience in a way that would further differentiate us from the rest of the industry. So in guiding the way in which we wanted our

contribution to the restaurant scene in Atlanta to be defined, we identified the biggest missing piece in our food and beverage program, recognized the most under-utilized “beachfront property” in the building and recalled our history as a precedentsetting venue, both in aesthetics, function and programming. THE MISSING PIECE RED, Philips Arena’s brand new, sit-down dining experience that opened its doors on April 21, 2012, was the final, $2-million+ phase of the overall Food and Beverage renovation, providing access to a sit-down dining experience to any and all guests in the Arena before, during and after all Hawks home games and other ticketed events. BEACHFRONT PROPERTY In order to bring RED to life, we revamped a 14,000-square-foot existing, underutilized space that included a view of the bowl into a gathering place that fans and concert goers alike would view as a true destination. It required six months of construction, the removal of several rows of seats inside the bowl in order to open the window into the in-arena action, and a design that would provide optimal visibility to the court from any seat in the restaurant. UNPARALLELED Philips Arena enlisted award-winning local design firm The Johnson Studio to design the new space and incorporate features that are the first of their kind in the arena and stadium industry. They include: tiered level seating within the restaurant and bar space allowing for optimal visibility of the court and concert stage from inside, terraced sit-down dining accommodations within the arena seating bowl providing for a premium view of the action on the floor, and a centrally-located show kitchen for guests to enjoy the excitement of chefs preparing delectable meals.

RED features thoughtfully-crafted and unique Contemporary American cuisine that was designed in collaboration with Buckhead Life Restaurant Group and Levy Restaurants. Menu items include Super Lump Crab Cakes, seasonal salads, flatbread pizzas, knife-and-fork steak specialties and, my favorite, the Signature RED Burger. The dramatically designed CÎROC® Bar at RED illuminates the atmosphere with textures and views that compliment the ambiance of RED. The CÎROC® Bar at RED offers distinctive cocktails, enjoyable wine and a wide array of fifteen beers on tap.

A CHANGE OF SCENERY

A CHANGE OF SCENERY

Rich with flavor and focused on the experience… This is RED at Philips Arena, our star player in the Atlanta food scene.

FAST FACTS • RED is open before, during and after Hawks games and other ticketed events and is open to any ticketed guest in attendance • The main entrance for RED is accessed via the red carpet stairs in the main seating bowl • The name RED was derived from the Atlanta Hawks primary color • RED seats 250 guests • A few rows above and below RED were removed from the Arena to create the one-of-a-kind terraced seating • Reservations for RED can be made by calling (404) 878-3604

SCAN THIS QR CODE WITH YOUR MOBILE DEVICE TO VIEW A TIME LAPSE VIDEO OF RED BEING CONSTRUCTED! 17


by Cliff Lummus

Partner Spotlight: Tucker Castleberry Printing

rint is a tough industry. Succeeding as a printer takes a lot of elements all working together: good equipment, knowledgeable staff, steady clients, and plenty of passion. For over 60 years, Tucker Castleberry Printing, Inc. has been working with businesses all over Atlanta, and has become one of the premier sources for quality print and marketing solutions, particularly in sports.

Tuck Tucker President Tucker Castleberry Printing

and that you had a good experience in getting it.” Tuck took the reins as president of Tucker Castleberry in the early 1980s, and has maintained a hands-on approach to running the company. “I really don’t have a lot of management. Everybody’s allowed to do their job, and I’ve never fired anyone for making a mistake. Honest mistakes happen, and we try to laugh and have a good time while we work.”

Tucker Castleberry’s work can be seen throughout game-night trips to Philips Arena, Turner Field and around Atlanta all year long. Anyone that’s ever picked up a pocket schedule, Hawks game program or 360 magazine has held a piece of their work. Tucker Castleberry produces more than a hundred separate pieces for the Hawks alone, including over 400,000 game programs. Founded in 1949, Tucker Castleberry has remained a family-owned business since day one, employing three generations of Tuckers. The son of cofounder Wiley A. Tucker, Sr., Tuck Tucker has been working for the company since the age of 14, getting his start wrapping packages in the bindery. That early work continued on as Tuck grew, and he gained some invaluable experience. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1970, Tuck returned to the family business and began working in sales. “I spent one year all day every day going with [cofounder] A.C. Castleberry. He was our sales manager, but also by far our best salesman. So I was with him for 12 months to learn how to sell printing. We actually had lunch together every day, and that was the first year of my [professional] life.” “He just had the right approach to everything. It was one of honesty and sincerity. In this business, printers can say anything to get the job. He [A.C.] taught me ‘don’t promise something that you don’t know you can produce.’ He said ‘you’re only as good as your reputation.’” That focus on delivering a quality result is every bit as important as the quality of the service, and has enabled Tucker Castleberry to retain clients and partners over the years. Tuck adds “[Buying printing] is no different than buying anything—a piece of furniture for example. You want to feel like you got what you wanted, how you wanted it,

“I realized a while back that you have to embrace that [technology]. It’s all about how you advertise yourself, brand recognition, and really what the people perceive you as being. The first people you want to work with are the people and things that you like to be around. So I went to the Hawks and the Braves, and it took years to finally get those accounts, but I got them.”

“You’re only as good as your reputation.” A lifelong sports fan who grew up going to Atlanta Crackers games with his dad, Tuck first began working with the Hawks in 1987. “It started with the media guide and later the program. The program is the real plum [of sports printing], because it’s the largest piece of printing, it’s steady and it’s high visibility.” Along with his working relationship with the team, Tuck has also been a Hawks season ticket holder for over two decades. In that time, he’s seen more than his share of exciting moments. “The best moment ever for me was back in the ‘80s. A friend of mine and I would go on spurof-the-moment sports trips, and the Hawks were playing one night in Boston. I had never been to Boston Garden, so I contacted the Hawks, was able to get hold of some seats and we flew up. It was Dominique versus Larry Bird, and we were only five rows back. I went to UGA, so I was always a big Dominique fan. Sure enough, Dominique put on a show the second half and the Hawks came back and won it. It was one of the greatest games I’ve ever seen.” Ever since, his passion for Hawks basketball has remained. “A lot of people don’t realize that it’s so much more than just 48 minutes of basketball. It’s a show, and it’s always fun. There’s such a great mix of people in there all having a good time, and it’s great.”

Just one of Tucker Castleberry’s three six-color, 40-inch presses.

media. Tucker Castleberry has also utilized their marketing know-how by creating Tucker Connect, the marketing and customer outreach arm of the company. With sports clients for example, they can use analytical tools to break down data from corporate customers and other clients to determine the most likely potential season ticket holders. They can set up direct mail and email campaigns, telephone outreach and other methods of getting in touch with previously untapped sources of new business on the corporate side.

Since day one as president, Tuck has strived to grow the business by keeping up with technology and changing with the times. He and the company now maintain a blog of useful print information, as well as keep an active presence on social

“Atlanta’s a small community, and it’s [driven by] a lot of word-of-mouth. We get most of our solid new business from people referring us. Someone will call us out of the blue—maybe even from a company we’ve been lobbying to for their business—because someone that’s dealt with us in the past chimed in and recommended us. It’s all about relationships that can last forever.” “It’s all about getting your name out there. Even the boxes that the programs are delivered in all have our logo on them, because they’re sitting right there when someone walks through the gate and picks up a program. It looks good and they’ll remember who we are. That’s good advertising for us.”

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TUCKER CASTLEBERRY PRINTING • Founded in 1949 by Wiley Tucker, Sr. and A.C. Castleberry • 75 employees, and a third generation of Tuckers • Open 5 days/week, 24 hours/day • Operates three six-color 40-inch presses • Sports clients include the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Braves and Gwinnett Braves. • Prints over 100 separate jobs for the Hawks, including over 400,000 game programs per season

That good advertising extends to a lot of in-person meetings with new clients, where as a Hawks partner, the skills and principles Tuck learned from A.C. Castleberry still come to play each day. “The events where I’ve gotten to meet other partners and network with them have been great. You make new contacts, and new friends. Of the 41 games a year, roughly 30 of those games my tickets go to good customers, and they love it. We’ll get emails thanking us over and over. It’s so good for my business that I can’t put a dollar sign on it, but it’s worth a lot. It buys a lot of good will, and you can’t measure that, but you know it’s there.”

For more information on Tucker Castleberry, call 770.454.1580 or visit TuckerCastleberry.com

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HAWKS SUMMER WORKOUTS Keeping Fit in the Offseason with Atlanta Hawks Strength and Conditioning Exercises

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Building endurance plays a huge role in staying in prime shape for the long NBA season. Some of the Hawks’ faster players don’t need mass muscle gain, as it can take away from their quickness and agility. For players that need to stay fast enough to drive through the lane and strong enough to go up against the NBA’s big men, the coaching staff put together a few specific exercises that strengthen core muscles needed for protection, explosiveness and force absorption.

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ONE-ARM DUMBBELL SNATCH

TERMINAL KNEE EXTENSION

This exercise helps build and maintain core strength and promotes explosiveness. It’s safer than barbell work and can also be done before a game to get a player tuned up.

A resistance band is used to develop the muscles surrounding the knee as the leg is extended and the heel is planted. This helps to absorb force when the player lands and also protects the knee if a guy gets caught up in a scrum.

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ECCENTRIC LEG PRESSES This is a different take on the traditional leg press, as the player uses both legs to press the weight up, but then uses only one leg to bring the weight down. This exercise helps with the punishment a player’s legs and

knees take when they decelerate after sprinting on the court or land after jumping. This absorption of force can wreak havoc on knees and legs over the course of a season, so this is a very important exercise.

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BIRTHDAY: March 21 COLLEGE: Georgia Southern University PROFESSION: Model / Actress FAVORITE VACATION DESTINATION: Hawaii FIVE TIPS FOR THE PERFECT MAKEUP: 1. Use a face moisturizer with gradual bronzer so you’ll always have a glow, even when you’re not wearing any makeup 2. Use a primer 3. Find the right foundation to match your skin 4. Have the right tools in order to apply your makeup correctly 5. Groom and shape your eyebrows, but don’t over-pluck them WHY DO YOU LOVE BEING A HAWKS CHEERLEADER? It’s so exciting to perform at games and engage with the fans. The rest of the girls and the whole organization all work hard to make it a great experience for everyone.

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The entire Atlanta Hawks organization works hard to connect with fans in the community throughout metro Atlanta. The Atlanta Hawks Flight Crew is the Hawks’ team of brand ambassadors away from the court. They appear at over 200 events per year, ranging from fairs and festivals to charity events and expos. Over the summer, the Flight Crew proudly unveiled their newest additions to their outreach arsenal: a fleet of vehicles known as the Atlanta Hawks Fan Force. The result of months of tireless work, the Fan Force is composed of five vehicles that have been retrofitted to embody all the fun and excitement Hawks fans know and love, with each unit’s number serving as an homage to Hawks history.

ATLANTA HAWKS FAN FORCE DETAILS Unit #21 (in honor of Dominique Wilkins) Description: Fully operating 1998 ambulance, lights and sirens included Weight: 19,000 pounds Features: Telescoping night lights, mountable basketball hoops, flat screen TVs with video game playing capabilities, stereo system, and a built-in cooler Unit #49 (1949 - Hawks join the NBA) Description: 2007 Sprinter Van equipped to meet the high-flying needs of Harry the Hawk and his good friend SkyHawk Weight: 8,550 pounds Features: Telescoping night lights, mountable backboards and flatscreen TVs with video game playing capabilities

Unit #68 (1968 - Hawks move to Atlanta) Description: 1999 Mitsubishi Truck Weight: 25,995 pounds Features: Largest of the fleet vehicles, Unit 68 has an automatic lift-gate in the rear to help load supplies in and out for large community and team-related events Vehicle #86 (1986 - Central Division Champions) Description: 2003 Chevrolet Express Van Weight: 5,258 pounds Features: Green and white lights on both the front bumper and roof allow Unit 86 to be seen from far away at community events and festivals

The full Atlanta Hawks Fan Force fleet features an ambulance, sprinter van, truck, SUV and an express van.

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In addition to transporting the Flight Crew and their equipment, various members of the Fan Force include unique interactive stations such as mountable basketball goals, coolers, flat screen TVs and video game consoles. Be sure to catch the Fan Force at any of the Atlanta Hawks Flight Crew events all year long. To find out when the Fan Force will be rolling your way, visit hawks.com/FanForce. Mountable flat screen TVs with video game capabilities are among the Fan Force’s exciting features.

With plenty of room for staff and equipment, the Fan Force vehicles are equipped to bring all the excitement of Hawks basketball to the entire Atlanta community.

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Scholar award photo by Andrea Carter.

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HAWKS IN THE COMMUNITY ATLANTA HAWKS SCHOLAR

LENDING A HELPING HAND

The Atlanta Hawks Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life of Georgia youth by inspiring them to develop a passion for learning. All children deserve a great education. For that reason, the Hawks partnered with Georgia State University on a scholarship program, committing $50,000 over five years to incoming students from Georgia who demonstrate committment to education and community service.

Recently, the Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena team took a little break from their normal routine to give back to the community. Donned in the iconic “We Are The Highlight Factory” t-shirts, accountants put down their calculators, marketers stopped tweeting, and Harry the Hawk dropped the basketball for a few hours to pick up paintbrushes and screwdrivers. The goal: to improve The Salvation Army William Booth Towers residences.

a new bed. So, one team got to work building Ikea furniture: everything from dressers to bookshelves to a full kitchen table and chairs.

The William Booth Towers is a home for the elderly and disabled. It’s owned and operated by The Salvation Army and provides people who qualify for a rent subsidy a great community in which to reside.

Overall, the experience was humbling and rewarding. It not only provided the Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena team a chance to work together in a different capacity and get to know each other a little better; the experience also provided the chance to give back to deserving fans and fellow Atlantans.

Active in her community and earning a 3.65 GPA, Rachelle Wood of Central Gwinnett High School was selected as the first Atlanta Hawks Scholar. She will receive $10,000 thanks to the scholarship initiative. “I am depending heavily on scholarships to go to college. I want to be the first person in my immediate family to earn a degree,” said Wood. And the Hawks have no doubt that she will succeed.

Many of the residents were low on furniture. Some didn’t have dressers or bookshelves. Others needed

WINNING IN THE COMMUNITY

DOMINIQUE WILKINS, RACHELLE WOOD, & GSU PROFESSOR TIM RENICK

While they worked their fingers to the bone and did their best deciphering the picture-book-esque instructions for the furniture, other team members painted the halls and transported new mattresses to appreciative residents.

The 2011-12 season wound down with a special win. Prior to the Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Clippers game at Philips Arena on April 24, 2012, Zaza Pachulia was awarded the Jason Collier Memorial Trophy by the organization for his dedication to community service. The Jason Collier Memorial Trophy, named after the late Hawks center who passed away October 15, 2005, is presented annually to the individual who best exemplifies the characteristics Collier displayed off the court as a community ambassador. Pachulia is an active participant in the Atlanta Hawks community and charitable initiatives. In December, he helped to host a holiday party for a group of 75 children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta which included arts and crafts projects, various games and food. Paculia served as Santa, handing out gifts to the young patients. Paculia also helped make several young people’s wishes come true this past season. He arranged a meet-and-greet with a young man battling cancer, spending time with him and his father before a home game and giving them an inside look at what happens before the game. Pachulia’s most recent meet-andgreet was with a 17 year-old Make-a-Wish teen, where he signed autographs and posed for pictures.

ZAZA PACHULIA, DUANE FERRELL, BOB WILLIAMS, AND THE COLLIER FAMILY

VOLUNTEERS AT BOOTH TOWERS (to the right and below)

Collier Trophy photo by Scott Cunningham, We Are The Highlight Factory photos by Kat Goduco, and Zaza fan visit photo by Jennifer Boxley.

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HORFORD continued from page 15. past but I’m going to have to put all those efforts for next summer. This summer, those are my priorities, getting healthy again and playing.” Of course, staying home is a much more appealing option than in summers past, as he is now a married man, having exchanged vows with 2003 Miss Universe Amelia Vega on December 24, 2011 in Santo Domingo. “It’s really been a blessing for me to have a person like Amelia in my life,” he said. “We’ve been spending a lot of time together, especially when the injury happened. I think that was a time that we weren’t expecting to be together but I think that it helped us in our relationship. My family, my parents and my siblings have always been there to support me. So I had a really good support system.”

CATCHING UP WITH SPUD WEBB by Tom Ferda “Great things come in small packages” and “Don’t judge a book by its cover” best describe one of the most intriguing players to ever don an NBA uniform…former Atlanta Hawks guard Spud Webb. Webb currently holds the position of President of Basketball Operations of the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks’ NBA D-League team; a team principally owned by Mavs GM Don Nelson. So how does the former NBA slam dunk champion feel about trading in his sneakers for a suit? “I’ve been loving it; you see a different side,” Webb said in a recent interview. “We get guys on the verge, young and promising guys who played overseas and find guys jobs, and now that I know a lot of the older players, they’re calling me for comebacks. Three or four of [our players] have gotten picked up by the NBA this year, so it’s working.”

One of the island’s major “power couples,” Al and Amelia enjoy being out of the public eye and making a home. Horford said he helps when he can but admits he is happy playing more of a secondary role in domestic issues. “Right now, we’re kind of just settled in with the house,” he said. “She’s been good about taking care of stuff. She’s cutting me some slack. I do my part but she kind of handles most of it.” Al returning to action for Game 4 in Boston, scoring two of his 12 points on the night

The future has already begun, as Horford played for the Dominican National Team as it attempted to qualify for the Olympics, falling one win short. With his work ethic, Horford will only get stronger. He’s positive that he’s on schedule for Hawks Training Camp as he does his offseason workouts. “I’ve been able to do the same routine that I do in the offseason with the weight-lifting and the conditioning and being able to do things like that…besides me stretching more than I ever have in my life,” Horford said, with a laugh. “I think I’m still doing all the same things that I’ve done in the past.”

AL HORFORD 2.0

Stretching to improve flexibility will be a crucial component in Horford’s off-season workouts, which will include a lot of band work and dumbbell work. Horford’s training and the Olympic Qualifiers will keep him from doing things that were a normal part of his annual summer routine — classes and Basketball Without Borders, etc., but he sees this change in his summer routine as a mere bump in the road. “This summer I’m just going to focus on my rehabbing and getting my strength back and then playing for the National Team,” he said. “Those are kind of the only two things I’ll have time for. I do camps and I’ve been doing school in the

Amelia was never more important than during the stretch of nearly three months that Al was immobile, following pectoral muscle surgery, then as he slowly but surely got stronger and worked his way back to the Hawks. Their bond strengthened as well. “She had to be there for me because I couldn’t move after surgery. So she had to take care of me,” he said. “But It was one of those situations where you see what people are made of. She’s been great and it’s been a chance to really strengthen our relationship.” Horford can’t wait to build Hawks dreams for 201213 and take care of some unfinished business. “I feel more confident, and once I’m warmed up with all the stretches I feel like I can do anything that I did before,” said Horford. “It’s a matter of me starting to increment the weight as the summer goes and hopefully by the time preseason comes back around, I expect to be pretty close to full strength.”

“Great things come in small packages.” THE CHALLENGING TREK TO THE NBA While Webb enjoys having a direct hand in developing young players in the minor league, getting offered a job as an exec came much easier than landing on an NBA roster. “I made All-State and led my [high school] team in scoring and not one college came along to recruit me,” recalled Webb. “So I ended up going to Midland Junior College; that’s the only place that [finally] asked me to play.” After a two-year stint at Midland where he averaged 17.7 ppg and 8.6 apg, legendary coach Jimmy Valvano recognized Webb’s talent and offered the point guard a scholarship to North Carolina State. “It was a joy playing for a guy like Jimmy V.” said Webb. “He made me want to run through walls because he really respected and appreciated [me] as a player.” Refusing to ever take ‘no’ for an answer, Spud’s persistence paid off and paved the way to the 1986 NBA Draft where he was selected 87th overall by the Detroit Pistons. But the Bad Boys in Detroit had a stacked backcourt that included Joe Dumars, Vinnie Johnson and Isiah Thomas, one of Spud’s mentors. Unable to crack that nut, Spud found his way to Atlanta where he spent much of his NBA career creating highlight reels at The Omni while chasing a championship ring with Hawks icon Dominique Wilkins.

hold of. The high-flying Hawks caught fire in the city. Every person [in Atlanta] knew the players on the team. Our team stayed together for five or six years and you don’t get that often, that’s when you get connected to the fans and the community and that meant a lot to the fans [in Atlanta] and to us.”

THE 5’7” FLYING HAWK When asked about his incredible leaping ability Spud responded; “The first time I dunked was in my neighborhood. I was seventeen and was probably no more than four-feet-eleven.” That flight above the rim was only the beginning. Years later, measuring to chest level to most of his NBA peers, Spud competed in the All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest at Reunion Arena in Dallas in 1986. Going into the final round as a major underdog against teammate Wilkins who measured 13 inches taller and was known as one of the best dunkers in NBA history, Spud shocked the nation and hoisted the trophy.

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The Hawks couldn’t get out of the 1-3 hole that was dug for them against Boston, winning a dramatic Game 5 but falling in Game 6, despite the heroics from Horford, who gave Atlanta 19 and 11 with three assists, three steals and three blocks in 41 minutes in Game 5, then 15, 9, 4, 1 and 1 in 46:26 of Game 6. But there is a future and a healthy Horford.

The shortest player to ever win the competition, Spud couldn’t hold back a laugh when reminiscing about returning to Atlanta after the historic upset. “After I won it when the [Hawks] team was on the bus they went off on ‘Nique telling him, ‘you ain’t team captain any more’ and ‘you carried [Spud’s] bags’. They were having fun rubbing it in. You could see ‘Nique; it was burning him up because he’s a competitor and probably the best dunker ever.” Webb dropped out of the slam dunk competition a few years later because he wanted people to appreciate his talent as a player and not consider him a ‘gimmick’. Gimmick? The man’s far from that. Now standing tall among his NBA peers with a successful 13-year NBA career in the books and donning the uni of an exec, you have to wonder how many people along the way thought the small kid from Dallas was choosing the wrong profession. “Great things do come in small packages.”

“We had a team that should have won [an NBA championship],” explained Webb. “We had a star, ‘Nique, that the community grabbed

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A TASTE OF HOME For locals like Josh Smith, familiar home cooking is easy to come by, both in restaurants and in grocery stores. For Zaza Pachulia and others from thousands of miles away, traditional favorites are a lot harder to find. We joined Zaza in preparing his own little taste of home with khinkali. Khinkali are ground-meat-filled pasta pockets which originated ipn the Pshavi, Mtiuleti and Khevsureti regions of Zaza’s home country of The Republic of Georgia.

- Knead together the filling you have chosen and about 7 tbsp lukewarm water.

Filling 1 1 3/4 lbs ground lamb Salt, to taste Black pepper, to taste 3 large onions, minced 1 bunch cilantro, minced

Off the court, Zaza enjoys good food and friends at his restaurant, Buckhead Bottle Bar.

SECONDS WITH

Directions:

Ingredients:

- Prepare a smooth dough from the flour and the salted water. Roll it out thinly and cut out 6-inch circles using a plate.

Filling 2 12 ounces ground beef 12 ounces ground pork 4 tablespoons cilantro, minced 1 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili pepper flakes 3 small yellow onions, minced Dough 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup lukewarm salt water

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- Place about 2 tbsp filling in center of round, and fold edges of dough over filling, creating pleats in dough as you go, until filling is covered.

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- Holding dumpling in the palm of one hand, grasp top of dumpling where pleats meet and twist to seal pleats and form a knot at top of dumpling. Repeat with remaining dough rounds and filling. - Put the khinkali in a large pan with boiling, lightly salted water and simmer gently agitating them with a wooden spoon. - Let the khinkali float to the surface and simmer for about 6 more minutes. Total time should be about 8 minutes. -Remove from the water with a wire skimmer, sprinkle black pepper over each and serve hot with cold beer.

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ZAZA PACHULIA ENJOYS

HARRIS NAME YOUR FAVORITE: Lil Wayne

MUSICIAN

Drake

Polo Ralph Lauren

DESIGNER

Dolce & Gabbana

Zaxby’s

FAST FOOD

Checkers

MOVIE

“The Dark Knight”

VACATION

Cayman Islands

Photograph by Greg Miller. Additional dish information courtesy of food.com.

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ONE-ON-ONE WITH

GENERAL MANAGER DANNY FERRY In late June, the Hawks welcomed NBA veteran Danny Ferry as the new President of Basketball Operations and General Manager. Coming on board mere days before the draft, it’s been a whirlwind of activity in the Hawks front office, and Ferry has hit the ground running. Advancing to the GM role following successful executive careers in Cleveland and San Antonio, Ferry finds himself in a new city with a new team here in Atlanta. We at 360 sat down with Ferry to find out a little more about his new position, past experiences, and where he sees the direction of the league heading in the years to come.

Q: Welcome to Atlanta. What word would you use to describe your first 30 days on the job? A: I’d say “challenge.” The first 30 days have been a great challenge, both personally and professionally. By taking the job just a few days before the draft and with free agency shortly thereafter (July 1), it would not have been healthy had it not been for a tremendous cooperation with Rick Sund. Rick has been a great resource during the transition these past weeks. From a personal perspective, it’s been difficult because I have not been able to see my family much at all. I am really looking forward to getting them settled here in Atlanta, and for that important part of my life getting back to normal.

ONE-ON-ONE WITH DANNY FERRY

Q: Can you tell us how important statistical analysis such as sabermetrics has become in evaluating players? A: While it’s not to the level of baseball, all teams certainly look at analytics in their decision-making process. It’s an area that we will further develop and likely grow here moving forward with the Hawks. The information is almost getting endless, so making decisions on what stats to use and how much to utilize will be the balance teams will have to get comfortable with. Q: Continuing on that theme, how has the league changed since you played? A: The game has changed for sure. The pool of players to select from is larger because of the global aspect. In addition, the money and business of basketball has grown to an incredible level. The amount of media, and how that industry itself has changed has had a profound impact on the NBA. In recent years, the role of analytics to the further sophistication in scouting, coaching and sports medicine has also broadened the way we operate on a daily basis. Q: Is there a Duke/North Carolina rivalry amongst alumni playing in the NBA? A: Of course, UNC and Duke will always be the rivalry amongst the players even when they are alumni. The rivalry is that strong for sure.

COLLEGE: Duke Three Final Four appearances ACC Player of the Year DRAFTED: 1989 2nd overall pick (LAC) NBA CAREER: 13 seasons NBA Champion 2003 (SAS)

Q: How’d it go when you faced off against (Hawks Player Relations Manager) Duane Ferrell in college? A: We won our share. Georgia Tech really had some good teams back then, and both institutions (Duke and Georgia Tech) were in the process of establishing themselves as elite teams not only in the ACC but also in the nation. Mark Price was a heck of a player, and with guys like (John) Salley, (Tom) Hammonds, (Craig) Neal, (Bruce) Dalrymple and Duane Ferrell, Bobby Cremins had Tech rolling. Not only were those two schools among the best in the conference, and we had other strong programs in the league as well, but the balance in the ACC made it one of the best, if not the best, during that time.

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DAN ROUNDFIELD 1953-2012

As a Maryland native, Duane and I go back even further than college. Our careers crossed paths on the basketball courts in high school as well. I played at DeMatha and Duane played at Calvert Hall, and we played against each other a couple of times. Q: How did playing for Coach K prepare you for your job as a GM? A: Coach K talked a lot about a standard of doing things as well as players buying into being a part of something bigger than themselves. Both concepts have had an impact on me for sure, and that was further reinforced during my years in San Antonio. The best teams have a standard, an identity and a system that is clear and valued. You need good players, but in building a team, the sum is greater than the parts.

THREE-TIME ATLANTA HAWKS NBA ALL-STAR (1980, 81, 82) MICHIGAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2012


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