Five Days Until the Atlanta Hawks’ Season
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 five days left, today’s reason is…
Going to London
Typically, every NBA team has 41 home games in a given season. This year, the Hawks will have 40. Why? Because we’re going to the land of fish n’ chips, double-decker buses, and royal baby freak-outs!
For the first time in franchise history, the team will be playing a game outside of U.S. soil, as they host the Nets on Jan. 16 at The 02 Arena in London.
Honestly, this is kind of a big deal. The NBA is all about growing its global brand, and the fact that they chose us to participate speaks volumes about where we are at and where we are going.
It’ll also be a neat opportunity for the Hawks’ two rookies, Dennis Schröder and Pero Antic, both of whom grew up on the continent, to maybe get to play in front of some of their native fans*
*And if you are a Hawks fan in the States, or in London or Europe, and are planning to make the journey to the game, please let us know!
We’ll have a TON of coverage of our trip when the time comes, but if there is anything you want to see in particular (“Look Hawks fans, Big Ben, Parliament”), we’ll do what we can.
In the meantime, we’ve got to start working on our cockney rhyming slang.
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
Day 28 – Bob Rathbun & Dominique Wilkins
Day 27 – Paul Millsap
Day 26 – Hawks Shop
Day 25 – Players On Twitter
Day 24 – Kiss Cam
Day 23 – Hawks 6th Man
Day 22 – Harry The Hawk
Day 21 – Junior Cheerleaders
Day 20 – Hawks In Transition
Day 19 – Crazy Half-Court Shots at Halftime
Day 18 – DeMarre Carroll
Day 17 – Hawks Cheerleaders
Day 16 – Dunks
Day 15 – Al Horford’s Mid-Range Game
Day 14 – Friday Night Lights
Day 13 – MLK Day
Day 12 – Steve Holman and 92.9 The Game
Day 11 – Buzzer Beaters
Day 10 – Hawks Membership
Day 9 – Coach Bud Returns To San Antonio
Day 8 – Pick & Roll
Day 7 – Lou Williams’ Return
Day 6 – Three-Point Barrages
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