Hawks Release 2009-10 Preseason Schedule

HAWKS 2009 PRESEASON SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTED BY

NATIONAL TELEVISION APPEARANCE AT MAGIC


Atlanta hosts New Orleans on October 7 in preseason opener

ATLANTA, GA (August 6, 2009) --
The Atlanta Hawks will open their 2009
preseason schedule on Wednesday, October 7 with a home game
against the New Orleans Hornets at Philips Arena (7 p.m. tipoff),
and will close out exhibition play on October 23 with a
nationally-televised game at Orlando at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

The Hawks also host the Charlotte Bobcats (October 12) and
Washington Wizards (October 19) in exhibition action at Philips
Arena. Both contests start at 7 p.m.

Other road games include visits to Detroit (October 11, 6 p.m.),
Memphis (October 14, 8 p.m.), and Jacksonville's (FL) Veterans
Memorial Arena to take on the Miami Heat on October 22 (7 p.m.).

Training Camp '09 will begin with Media Day activities on
Monday, September 28 at 3 p.m. on the Philips Arena practice
court with practices set to begin the following day (Tuesday,
September 29). The practice schedule will be released at a later
date.

2009 ATLANTA HAWKS PRESEASON
SCHEDULE

DATE
OPPONENT

CITY/ARENA
TIME
(ET)
Wed., Oct. 7 NEW ORLEANS HORNETS Philips Arena 7:00 p.m.
Sun.,
Oct. 11
at Detroit Pistons The Palace (Auburn
Hills, MI)
6:00 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 12 CHARLOTTE
BOBCATS
Philips Arena 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 14 at Memphis
Grizzlies
Fed Ex Forum
(Memphis, TN)
8:00 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 19 WASHINGTON WIZARDS Philips Arena 7:00 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 22 at Miami Heat Veterans Memorial
Arena (Jacksonville, FL)
7:00 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 23 at Orlando Magic Amway Arena (Orlando, FL) 8:00 p.m.