43 Days Until the Atlanta Hawks’ Season

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson

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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 43 days left, today’s is…

Sky Hawk and the Sky Squad

Harry the Hawk is the team’s primary mascot (more on him later in the countdown), but Sky Hawk and his trampoline-jumping posse provide rim-rattling entertainment that excites the Philips Arena crowd each night as well.

Sky Hawk and the squad have become experts at using trampolines positioned near the free throw line to do elaborate full-court dunks to wow the crowd during select timeouts.  It’s one of the most exciting “non-game” activities at Philips, and the team is never afraid to try new dunks and tricks.

Hawks TV even did a Hawks 360 show going behind the scenes during the Sky Squad training.

Sky Hawk got hurt during an in-game show last season, but his squad carried on.  Hopefully we’ll have a healthy Sky Hawk to lead the squad again this year.

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

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/NBAE/Getty Images

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