Hudson's number also retired; Turner honored

Updated: November 30, 2004, 10:04 PM ET
Associated Press

Atlanta Hawks: Two of the three players to have their numbers retired by the Hawks were on hand Tuesday night as former owner Ted Turner saw his name lifted to the rafters.

Former Hawks standouts Dominique Wilkins and Lou Hudson participated in a halftime ceremony which included a video tribute to Turner, who also once owned the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Thrashers.

NBA commissioner David Stern, who was booed by Hawks fans, said that Turner redefined what entertainment and broadcasting were about. Turner bought the Hawks in 1977 and Turner Broadcasting merged with Time Warner in 1996. Turner maintained ownership of the Hawks until Time Warner merged with AOL in 2001.

Wilkins' No. 21, Hudson's 23 and Bob Pettit's 9 are the only numbers retired by the Hawks. Though Turner was presented a framed Hawks jersey with No. 17 -- a bow to TBS -- the banner raised to the rafters carried an old Hawks logo instead of a number.

Milwaukee Bucks:

Zendon Hamilton
Hamilton
Forward Zendon Hamilton was activated from the injured list on Tuesday after missing the first 11 games of the season with a right knee injury. Last season, Hamilton averaged 3.7 points and 3.2 rebounds in 46 games with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Bucks had a roster spot open after guard Anthony Goldwire was waived Monday. Goldwire appeared in just one game for Milwaukee, playing two minutes in the Bucks' 102-88 win over Cleveland Nov. 6.


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