HAWKS ANNOUNCE 2012 MEDIA DAY AND TRAINING CAMP INFORMATION

Media Day Set for October 1 at 2:45 p.m.

ATLANTA, September 19, 2012 - The Atlanta Hawks will hold training camp prior to the start of the 2012 preseason at the team’s practice court at Philips Arena beginning Tuesday, October 2 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Prior to the start of camp, the Hawks’ annual Media Day activities will take place on Monday, October 1 at 2:45 p.m., also on the practice court.

Head Coach Larry Drew will be available prior to the players, from 2:45-3:00.

For the second consecutive season, the Hawks will welcome a selected group of season ticket holders to experience media day like credentialed media for a behind-the-scenes look at the activities. The Hawks are one of only a select number of NBA teams to create this type of experience for their fans.

Following media day, Head Coach Larry Drew and his players will practice twice daily over the first two days of workouts (Tuesday, October 2nd and Wednesday, October 3rd), with one session on Thursday (October 4). Atlanta will follow with a two-a-day session on Friday, October 5th, and will practice once on Saturday, October 6th.

Media members will have access to the final half-hour of each morning session, at approximately 11:30 a.m. Please contact Hawks PR to confirm all practice times and media availability. Each of the evening sessions are closed to the media.

Following the conclusion of training camp, Atlanta will host defending NBA champion Miami at Philips Arena on Sunday, October 7 (2 p.m.). The rest of the Hawks preseason schedule can be found at www.hawks.com/schedule.

The Atlanta 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. For Atlanta Hawks season ticket information please call 1-866-715-1500 or visit www.hawksseasontickets.com.

2012 HAWKS TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE (Practices take place on Philips Arena practice court)
The entire 2012 Hawks’ preseason schedule is listed below (all times are Eastern):

Monday, Oct. 1 Media Day, 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 2 Morning Session - 10 a.m. to noon
Evening Session - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3 Morning Session - 10 a.m. to noon
Evening Session - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4 Morning Session - 10 a.m. to noon
Friday, Oct. 5 Morning Session - 10 a.m. to noon
Evening Session - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6 Morning Session - 10 a.m. to noon
Sunday, Oct. 7 Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat (Philips Arena, 2 p.m.)