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.
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.
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.