28 Days Until the Atlanta Hawks’ Season

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
By Robby Kalland

Nique & Bob

We are counting down the days until the Hawks’ season-opener in Dallas by giving you 50 things to be excited about this year. With 28 days left, today’s reason is…

Bob Rathbun and Dominique Wilkins

Bob Rathbun and Dominique Wilkins will return for another season together broadcasting Hawks basketball on SportSouth. For Rathbun, this will be his 18th consecutive season as the voice of Hawks TV broadcasts. Nique joins alongside yet again as a color analyst.

Rathbun is an eight-time Sportscaster of the Year award winner (6 times in Virginia and twice in Georgia) for his broadcasting work covering basketball, football and baseball. Rathbun brings exceptional energy and preparation to the broadcasts to not only call play-by-play, but offer extra insight into games with stats and anecdotes to enhance what fans see.

Wilkins, a nine-time NBA All-Star and Hall-of-Famer, has been the Hawks TV color analyst for the past five seasons. Wilkins is the Hawks all-time record holder in total points, scoring average, games played and minutes played. The Human Highlight Film has moved to the commentary booth and offers unique insight and perspective to games as a former player. Wilkins and Rathbun bring insight, humor, and excitement to Hawks TV broadcasts and are one of the reasons we are excited for the season.

We also want your input.  What are you most excited about this upcoming season.  Leave a comment below to let us know, and we may feature your idea in our countdown!

Day 50 – New Faces
Day 49 – First Pelicans Visit
Day 48 – Hawks Social Media
Day 47 – Dennis Schröder
Day 46 – Celebrities at Philips Arena
Day 45 – All-Star Game
Day 44 – Hawks Footwear
Day 43 – Sky Hawk and the Sky Squad
Day 42 – Bakersfield Jam
Day 41 – John Jenkins & Mike Scott
Day 40 – SkyView Atlanta
Day 39 – Drew and Pachulia’s Return
Day 38 – Junior Cheerleaders
Day 37 – Production Day
Day 36 – Hawks Intro Video
Day 35 – Overtime Games
Day 34 – Fan Experiences
Day 33 – Learning Foreign Languages
Day 32 – Gustavo Ayón
Day 31 – Open Practice
Day 30 – Live Streaming/Hawks.com
Day 29 – Ryan Cameron

Photo courtesy of SportSouth

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