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Knight made mistakes, but leaves Hawks with hope

Originally Published: May 7, 2008
By John Hollinger | ESPN Insider

The news release says Hawks general manager Billy Knight engineered a successful rebuilding plan.

The truth is, he bungled it, and that's why he won't be the team's GM after July 1.

Although he officially resigned, there's little reason to think he didn't get a strong nudge out the door. Knight's contract was set to expire July 1, and although the team had a one-year option, he was understandably reluctant to stick around without a longer guarantee.

Knight's ...

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