- Post 14 January 2013
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The Atlanta Hawks announced today the team will host Hardwood Classics Nights for two upcoming games, and each evening features a number of related special ceremonies and promotions honoring some of the best players and one of the most successful eras in team history.
On February 22, when the Hawks host the Sacramento Kings (7:30 p.m. tip), the club will honor the all-1990's team, recognizing the top player at each position as voted on at www.hawks.com. The finalists for each starting position will be unveiled each week starting today, culminating with recognition of the starting five at halftime on February 22.
On March 15, the club will host its second Hardwood Classic Night as the Phoenix Suns come to town (7:30 p.m. start). Details of that night's festivities will be announced at a later date.
For both contests, the Hawks will wear the classic red and black road jersey (created by adidas), worn by the club from 1995 to 1999. The team posted a 183-113 mark (.618) from 1995-'99, and a 406-300 record (.575) from 1990-'99, earning postseason trips eight times in nine seasons. Also, Hawks merchandise from that era will be available in the Team Gear store at Philips Arena.