ATLANTA – Not since the Ronald Reagan White House days – when Cabbage Patch Dolls were the craze, Reebok was the biggest shoe company in the world and New Kids on the Block was actually the hottest music group in America – has the city of Atlanta been so infused and amped up to this level of excitement from a professional basketball standpoint.
Of course, that was the era of Dominique Wilkins’ aerial acrobatics that captured the imagination of a generation of fans here in the Capitol of the New South during the 1980s. Those days of anticipation, excitement and fervor returned — and then some — in the 2015 incarnation of the Atlanta Hawks as they drove towards a record-breaking season that made Phillips Arena and downtown Atlanta thunder on a nightly basis.
Mayor Kasim Reed will host Hawks Day Celebration at Atlanta City Hall to illuminate the 2014-2015 season that pales almost every Hawks season in history. Reed and city officials will host an appreciation rally at City Hall.
Hawks CEO Steve Koonin, Coach Mike Budenholzer, Hawks players and fans will join the Mayor to celebrate this season in which the Hawks achieved a record-breaking 60-22 regular season record, won the Southeast Division title and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history.