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Fans Coping in Atlanta

Outside Philips Arena, a mural commemorating the city’s hosting of the 2008 NHL All-Star Game recently was painted over, erasing visible evidence of the event. Thrashers banners that once hung from the rafters -- among them one that recognized the team’s 2006-07 Southeastern Division title -- are in arena storage. Bob Williams, president of the Hawks and Philips Arena, would not address the mural’s removal other than to say to the AJC in an email: "I don’t deem the subject you inquired about to be newsworthy and therefore don’t feel the need to comment on it." What a bunch of crap from the former Thashers owners...

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