Episode 20: Larry Luk

We are joined by Larry Luk, who is a member of the Hawks’ Sixth Man section and a sneakerhead, to discuss the Hawks, shoes, the Falcons and more.

We’ll also hear from Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder about what he thinks of the executive order that instituted a travel ban to the US for people born in seven different countries.

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Episode 19: Carla Peay

We are joined by Carla Peay, who is a web producer at WSB Radio, a longtime NBA writer, and a former Wizards beat writer for the Washington Times.

In this episode, Carla and I discuss our selections for the All-Star reserves, as well as the trajectory of John Wall’s career from his rookie season up to now and the Wizards’ prospects for this season.

Plus, Carla probably has the best 100 to 200 segment in the show’s history.

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Episode 18: Edy Tavares

We visit with old friend Edy Tavares, who used to play center for the Atlanta Hawks, but who now does his thing for Raptors 905 of the NBA’s Developmental League.

Edy and I discuss life in Canada, playing 1-on-1 over the summer against Dwight Howard, his unlikely journey to becoming a professional basketball player, and what’s it’s like being coached by Jerry Stackhouse.

Edy also weighs in on Christiano Ronaldo vs. Messi, and he tells the unlikely story of the Atlanta pro sports jersey that he owned several years before he set foot in the United States.

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Episode 17: Kris Willis (again)

Today’s guest is Kris Willis of Peachtree Hoops, making him the first two-time guest of ATL and 29 (and also a very unlucky man that he had to deal with me that much).

Kris and I discuss all the stuff that’s been in the news lately, but most notably, the trade of Kyle Korver and the decision to take Paul Millsap off the trade market.

We also hear some audio from Mike Budenholzer on what principles he uses to make the big decisions shaping the team.

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Episode 16: Austin Walton

We talk to Austin Walton, NBA player agent and the founder of Walton Sports Management Group, on life as an agent, the way the business works, and his first encounter with Kent Bazemore (who he now represents).

But before we get to our chat with Austin, we take a second to reflect on the incredible five-year Hawks career of Kyle Korver, who was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday.

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Episode 15: Keith Smith

We have a great chat with Keith Smith of Real GM.

In this episode, Keith and I discuss his picks for All-Star starters, trades that make the most sense, the Pistons using their two point guards together, and the Hawks being mentioned in trade rumors.

We also hear Paul Millsap’s thoughts about hearing his name in those trade murmurs. Unsurprisingly, Millsap keeps a good perspective and sense of humor throughout.

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Hawks/Spurs Ticket Giveaway (Courtesy of Emory Healthcare)

ATL and 29 is taking a one-week break for the holidays, but in the meantime, we’re giving away free tickets to our audience!

We have 8 tickets to the Hawks/Spurs game on January 1 to give away. We’re going to split them up in pairs, so we’ll be awarding 4 pairs of tickets as follows.

  • 2 pairs of tickets will be given away at random to followers who retweet the Dec. 30 tweet from the @ATLand29 Twitter account that says ‘RETWEET for tickets’.
  • 2 pairs of tickets will be given to the two best suggestions for the podcast. To make a suggestion, craft a Twitter reply to the Dec. 30 tweet that says ‘RETWEET for tickets’. Suggestions may include, but are definitely not limited to:
    • topic ideas for a podcast episode
    • recurring short segments that show up in multiple episodes
    • episode guests.

Retweets and and suggestion-based replies must be made by 2 PM ET on Dec. 31st, at which point the winners will be chosen.

Winners will be contacted by direct message on Twitter so be sure to follow the @ATLand29 Twitter account so that you can be reached quickly by direct message on Twitter in the event that you win tickets.

Thanks and good luck!

Kevin Chouinard

Episode 14: Kris Willis

Today’s guest is Kris Willis of Peachtree Hoops, who, in my sketchy recollection, now holds the unofficial streak as the longest actively-tenured Hawks blogger.

Kris and I discuss the tiers of the Eastern Conference as we try to figure out what has gone pear-shaped on the Hawks this season and what the team might do to get things rolling in the right direction.

We also hear from Mike Budenholzer on Kyle Korver playing some minutes at a new position: power forward.

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Episode 13: Eric Yeboah

Today’s guest is Eric Yeboah of HawksHoop, and I’m seriously mad at Eric because he’s TOO good of a guest. Dangit, Eric, stop showing me up?!

Together we go FULL Hawks – OK, mostly Hawks – and discuss the changes to Atlanta’s starting lineups as well as the Jekyll-and-Hyde nature of the team.

We also hear from Stan Van Gundy on the Hawks’ approach to surrounding Dwight Howard with complementary players, and we talk about Air Jordans and, umm, underage weddings.

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Episode 12: Ti Windisch

Today we welcome Ti Windisch of Behind the Buck Pass to the show to discuss a number of topics from the NBA, including Tom Thibodeau’s fit in Minnesota and which NBA team might be bold enough to trade a center to the Warriors.

Ti also picks a team from each conference that he believes will move up in the standings between now and the end of the season, as well as a team from each conference that he thinks will drop.

We’ll end with Giannis Antetokounmpo reacting to being mentioned by President Obama in a speech, as well as a discussion of what the Hawks need to do if they want to leave Milwaukee with a win Friday.

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