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Atlanta Hawks to honor Dominique Wilkins with statue in March

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Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins will be honored with a statue of his likeness outside Philips Arena in March of 2015.

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City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed met with the media on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the sale of the Atlanta Hawks. During the press conference it was revealed that Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins will be honored with a statue of his likeness outside Philips Arena. The statue will be unveiled at a dedication in March of 2015.

Wilkins attended the press conference on Tuesday and confirmed an earlier report that he has interest in purchasing the team. Mayor Reed told the media that he had spoken with six potential buyers but there is no word as to whether or not Wilkins was one of them. He has to this point remained silent on the controversy that has rocked the organization.

Wilkins is without a doubt the biggest star to every wear an Atlanta Hawks uniform. He is the franchise's all-time leading scorer and spent the first 12 years of his career with the team. He was traded mid-season in 1994 to the Los Angeles Clippers. Wilkins later returned to the team in the front office and eventually saw his number 21 jersey retired into the rafters. He has served as the team's vice president of Basketball since 2004 and is a color commentator on the team's home broadcasts.