31 Days Until the Atlanta Hawks’ Season

Sunday, September 29, 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 31 days left, today’s reason is…

Open Practice

Sure, Open Practice actually happens before the season, but it means that we’re officially out of the offseason and into the preseason.  This year, Open Practice takes place on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. at Philips Arena.  Admission is free for all fans, and seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Doors open at 4 p.m. at the CNN Center entrance to the arena.

The session will open with Hawks radio play-by-play man Steve Holman introducing head coach Mike Budenholzer, followed by a brief Q&A.  The players will then go through warm-ups just like they would in a regular practice.  The coaching staff will then split the roster into two teams, players will be introduced, and there will be three 12-minute quarters of actual game play.

This is the fans’ first opportunity to see the 2013-14 edition of the Hawks, and we’re excited to show you what we’ve been working all summer to build!  We encourage you to spread the word to family and friends, but please RSVP by clicking here so we know how many people to expect.

The season is right around the corner now.  Go Hawks!

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

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