Hawks Announce 2009-10 Regular Season Schedule

HAWKS ANNOUNCE 2009-10 NBA REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Two straight home games to open season, Atlanta hosts Indiana on Wednesday, October 28

Hawks return to national TV, with seven televised contests (six on ESPN and one on TNT)

ATLANTA, GA (Aug. 4, 2009) -- The Atlanta Hawks
and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced
the 2009-10 schedule, and last year's Eastern Conference
second-round playoff participant will open the season Wednesday,
October 28th at Philips Arena against the Indiana Pacers at 7
p.m.

Following a Friday night home game against Washington (October
30), the Hawks will play the next four on the road, beginning
Sunday, November 1 against the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers.
Atlanta will also visit Portland and Sacramento out west before
finishing up the trip at Charlotte (November 6).

The Hawks were also informed they would be featured on national
television for the most times in 12 seasons (six), with a total
of seven appearances, six on ESPN and one on TNT. Atlanta's
first nationally-televised game will come on November 13 at
Boston, while four of the TV games will originate from Philips
Arena, starting with the Thanksgiving night contest against the
Eastern Conference champion Orlando Magic (8 p.m.). In addition,
six Hawks' telecasts will be shown on NBA TV.

In addition to the home opener in October, other notable home
games include two against the Cleveland Cavaliers (December 29,
and the season finale on April 14), the Orlando Magic (November
26 and March 24), and the Boston Celtics (January 8 and 29),
while the NBA champion Lakers will make their only Atlanta visit
on Wednesday, March 31.

The 41-game home schedule is highlighted by 22 weekend dates -
with 14 games on Fridays, four on Saturdays and four on Sundays.
Atlanta will play five straight at Philips Arena between January
13 to January 22, and four consecutive road games on three
different occasions. The Hawks' busiest month of competition
comes in January when Atlanta plays a total of 16 games, nine of
them at home, and they close out the 2009-10 season with eight
of the final 14 games at Philips.

Not only will the Hawks play at home on Thanksgiving night, but
Mike Woodson's team will also ring in the New Year on January
1st, when Atlanta hosts the New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m.

The majority of Hawks home games will start at 7 p.m., with most
Friday games set to tipoff at 7:30 (the nationally-televised
Friday contests will start at 8 p.m.). The Sunday games will be
played at various times because of national TV obligations and
Atlanta's annual Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday contest is
scheduled for Monday, January 18 at 2 p.m.

The 2009 preseason and local TV schedules should be released in
the coming weeks, and the start of training camp is set for
Tuesday, September 29 at Philips Arena. Atlanta's annual media
day activities will take place Monday, September 28 at 3 p.m.,
on the Philips Arena practice court.

Atlanta Hawks 2009-10 season tickets start as low at $10 per
game and are on sale now and can be purchased by calling
1-866-715-1500. New this year, fans also have the option of
purchasing the exciting
13-game Playoff Plan
, which includes the
home opener and 12 additional games versus 2009 playoff teams -
including the Lakers, Cavaliers, and Celtics. Groups of 20 or
more can guarantee their ticket purchases before the public
on-sale date by placing a deposit through the Hawks ticket sales
department at 1-866-715-1500. Individual regular season game
tickets will go on sale at a later date. The Hawks, a member of
the National Basketball Association since 1949, play in the
Southeast Division, along with the Charlotte Bobcats, Miami
Heat, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards.




























2009-20010 ATLANTA
HAWKS SCHEDULE




White = Home Game Gray = Road Game


DAY

DATE

OPPONENT
TV
TIME(ET)


Wed

Oct.
28


INDIANA

7:00

Fri

Oct.
30


WASHINGTON

7:30

Sun


Nov. 1


@ LA Lakers

9:30

Tue Nov. 3 @ Portland 10:00

Wed


Nov. 4


@ Sacramento

10:00

Fri


Nov. 6


@ Charlotte


7:00



Sat


Nov. 7


DENVER

NBA

7:00

Wed


Nov. 11


@ New York

7:30

Fri


Nov. 13


@ Boston

ESPN

8:00

Sat


Nov. 14


NEW ORLEANS


7:00

Mon


Nov. 16


PORTLAND

7:00

Wed


Nov. 18


MIAMI


7:00

Fri


Nov. 20


HOUSTON

7:30

Sat Nov. 21 @ New Orleans 8:00


Thur


Nov
. 26


ORLANDO

TNT

8:00

Fri


Nov. 27


@ Philadelphia

7:00

Sun


Nov. 29


@ Detroit


1:00

Wed


Dec. 2


TORONTO

7:00

Fri


Dec. 4


NEW YORK


7:30

Sat Dec. 5 @ Dallas 9:00

Wed


Dec. 9


CHICAGO


7:00


Fri


Dec. 11


@ Toronto


7:00

Sun


Dec. 13


NEW JERSEY


5:00

Wed


Dec. 16


MEMPHIS


7:00

Fri


Dec. 18


UTAH


7:30

Sat


Dec.

19


@ Chicago


8:00

Tue


Dec. 22


@ Minnesota


8:00


Wed
Dec. 23
@ Denver

9:00

Sat

Dec.
26


@ Indiana

7:00

Tue

Dec.
29


CLEVELAND

7:00

Wed

Dec.
30


@ Cleveland


7:00

Fri


Jan. 1


NEW YORK

NBATV


7:30

Mon


Jan. 4


@ Miami

NBATV


7:30

Wed


Jan. 6


NEW JERSEY

7:00

Fri


Jan. 8


BOSTON

ESPN

8:00

Sat


Jan. 9


@ Orlando


7:00

Mon


Jan. 11


@ Boston

NBATV


7:30

Wed


Jan. 13


WASHINGTON


7:00

Fri


Jan. 15


PHOENIX


7:30

Mon


Jan. 18


OKLAHOMA CITY (%)

2:00

Wed


Jan. 20


SACRAMENTO


7:00

Fri


Jan. 22


CHARLOTTE


7:30

Mon


Jan. 25


@ Houston


8:30


Wed

Jan
.
27

@ San Antonio

8:30

Fri

Jan.
29


BOSTON

7:30

Sat

Jan.
30


@ Orlando

NBATV


7:00

Tue


Feb. 2


@ Oklahoma City


8:00

Wed Feb. 3 LA CLIPPERS 7:00

Fri


Feb. 5


CHICAGO

ESPN


8:00

Sat


Feb. 6


@ Washington

7:00


Tue


Feb. 9


@ Memphis


8:00


Wed


Feb.

10


MIAMI


7:00


Fri-Mon



Feb. 12-15


N
BA ALL-STAR WEEKEND
- DALLAS, TX

Wed


Feb. 17


@ LA Clippers

10:30

Fri


Feb. 19


@ Phoenix


9:00

Sun


Feb. 21


@ Golden State

ESPN


8:00

Mon


Feb. 22


@ Utah

9:00

Wed


Feb
. 24


MINNESOTA


7:00

Fri

Feb. 26


DALLAS

ESPN


8:00

Sun


Feb. 28


MILWAUKEE

6:00

Mon


Mar. 1


@ Chicago


8:00

Wed


Mar. 3


PHILADELPHIA


7:00

Fri


Mar. 5


GOLDEN STATE


7:30

Sat


Mar. 6


@ Miami


7:30

Mon Mar. 8 @ New York 7:30

Sat


Mar. 13


DETROIT

7:00

Tue


Mar. 16


@ New Jersey

7:30

Wed


Mar. 17


@ Toronto


7:00

Fri


Mar. 19


CHARLOTTE


7:30

Sun


Mar. 21


SAN ANTONIO


3:30

Mon


Mar. 22


@ Milwaukee


8:00

Wed


Mar. 24


ORLANDO


7:00

Fri


Mar. 26


@ Philadelphia

7:00

Sun


Mar.
28


INDIANA


3:30

Wed


Mar. 31


LA LAKERS


7:00

Fri


Apr. 2


@ Cleveland

ESPN


8:00

Sat


April 3


DETROIT

NBATV


7:00

Tue


April 6


@ Charlotte

7:00

Wed


April 7


@ Detroit


7:30

Fri


April 9


TORONTO


7:30

Sat


April 10


@ Washington


7:00

Mon


April 12


@ Milwaukee


8:00


Wed


April 14


CLEVELAND

8:00

% - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Game


2008-09 ATLANTA HAWKS SEASON SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN


NOTABLE HOME GAMES

Home Opener vs. Indiana Pacers -
Wednesday, October 28
Los Angeles Lakers (NBA World Champions) - Wednesday, March 31
Cleveland Cavaliers (2009 NBA Playoff Second Round opponent) - Tuesday,
December 29 and Wednesday, April 14
Orlando Magic (Eastern Conference Champions) - Thursday, November 26 and
Wednesday, March 24
Boston Celtics - Friday, January 8 and Friday, January 29
Miami Heat (2009 NBA Playoff First Round opponent) - Wednesday, November
18 and Wednesday, February 10

SPECIAL HOME GAMES
Opening Night - Wednesday, October 28 vs. Indiana Pacers
Thanksgiving Week - Thursday, November 26 vs. Orlando Magic
New Year's Day - Friday, January 1 vs. New York Knicks
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday - Monday, January 18 vs. Oklahoma City
Thunder

MONTHLY HOME and AWAY GAMES
October Home (2)
November Home (6), Away (9)
December Home (7), Away (7)
January Home (9), Away (6)
February Home (6), Away (7)

March Home (8), Away (7)
April Home (3), Away (5)

DAILY HOME and AWAY GAMES
Sunday Home (4), Away (3)
Monday Home (2), Away (7)
Tuesday Home (2), Away (7)
Wednesday Home (14), Away (8)
Thursday Home (1), Away (0)
Friday Home (14), Away (7)
Saturday Home (4), Away (9)

BACK-to-BACK GAMES
Home/Home (0)
Home/Away (11)
Away/Away (5)

Away/Home (6)

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

-- Atlanta will play
five straight home games between January 13th to 22nd; and four consecutive road
games on three different occasions (November 1st -6, December 19th-26th, and
February 17th- 22nd).

-- Atlanta will play 8-of-15 home games from March 19th to April 14th to close
out the season, and 8-of-11 (with five straight at home) from January 1st to
22nd.

-- The Hawks will have four home afternoon contests - three of them on Sundays
(and one MLK, Jr day game).

-- Atlanta will play 52 games before the All-Star break - 27 at Philips
Arena.