Start Saving Your Frequent Flyer Miles, The Hawks Are Going To London
We’re still several weeks away from the release of the 2013-14 schedule, but one date and opponent we now know for sure. The Hawks will be taking on the Brooklyn Nets on January 16, 2014, at The o2 Arena in London.
It’s the first-ever regular season game for the Hawks outside of North America. It’s not, however, the first time the team has played in London, as the Hawks played the Magic in two preseason games back in October of 1993, which at the time were the first games ever played in the UK’s capital.
This will be the 8th regular season game played at The 02 since the 2007, in what has become a regular staple of the NBA’s efforts to expand the game overseas.
There are still plenty of details to come on this, but sufficed to say, we’ll have extensive coverage of the event as it draws closer.
In the meantime, I’m going to start thinking about cockney rhyming slang for members of the Hawks roster.