Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin’s message to the fans? “Let’s give the young guy a shot”. I sat down with Koonin last night, during the 2016 Hawks Draft Party.
With the number 21 overall pick, the Hawks went with DeAndre’ Bembry out of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Bembry was Atlanta’s first official selection, after Baylor’s Taurean Prince was picked by the Utah Jazz with the number 12 pick. That selection was supposed to go to Atlanta in the trade that shipped Jeff Teague off to Indiana. The Prince move won’t be official until July 6th, the start of the new league year.