NBA TV: Hawks 2009-10 Preview

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
By Jon Newberry

Unless you were working the third shift or a serious night owl you missed the live broadcast of NBA TV’s preview of this year’s Hawks. It aired this morning at 1:30 AM (and then again at 6:30).

Host Rick Kamla sat down with some familiar faces, former Hawks head coach Mike Fratello and former Hawks All-Star Steve Smith, to break down this years team. Both gave GM Rick Sund props for pulling off the trade that brought Jamal Crawford to Atlanta before going over some general stats and the early season schedule.

In the end Fratello and Smith both fell in line with a majority of the “experts” when they predicted the Hawks to finish 4th or 5th in the Eastern Conference standings.