Update #2: The new practice facility will reportedly include a partnership with P3 Sports Science. This organization already trains several players on the Hawks roster (Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague, Al Horford, Paul Millsap, etc.) and Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN brings details.
Hawks set to announce that @P3sportscience will open its first facility outside Santa Barbara in ATL's new training facility in '17 (1/4)— Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) April 5, 2016
Part of arms race among NBA teams to upgrade their sports science programs. P3 gets offers all the time to open facilities. Chose ATL (2/4).— Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) April 5, 2016
P3 gets partnership w/ team that 'gets it,' Emory/academic partnership, strong data from lots of athletes in popular city for pros. (3/3)— Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) April 5, 2016
More NBA players are P3 clients, and hope is Hawks might get a little bump in appeal as free agent destination. (4/4)— Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) April 5, 2016
Other draws of Atlanta for P3: Academic partnerships (can publish discoveries), Budenholzer as both coach/mgmt (less disconnect), Korver.— Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) April 5, 2016
Update #1: Zach Klein of WSB was first to report the news regarding the practice facility.
Ch 2 has learned #Hawks are teaming up w/ Emory Healthcare for a near 100,000 sq ft, state of the art practice & training facility.— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) April 5, 2016
With the recent change in ownership of the team, the Atlanta Hawks are looking to improve their overall infrastructure in the near future, and that extends to an upgrade in facilities. While Philips Arena itself has been a target of speculation, both with a possible renovation or even a brand new building overall, the Hawks are reportedly set to announce a new practice facility on Tuesday afternoon.
Hawks will announce new practice facility today at 2 pm. Will be in cooperation with Emory. 90,000 sq. feet.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) April 5, 2016
More specifics of the announcement will be forthcoming, and the Hawks have issued a press release detailing a "major announcement" from the organization in partnership with Emory Healthcare at 2:00 pm ET. This likely won't move the needle in a big way for the fan base, but it is hard to overemphasize how crucial an upgrade like this can be to the organization, even when it comes to recruiting free agents.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available, but the Tony Ressler-led ownership group has its first major splash when it comes to facilities.