The Atlanta Hawks are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their first season in Atlanta this upcoming basketball season.
“This fall we begin a year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary, a celebration that includes community events, fan favourites, and great new throwback uniforms,” Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin said at the event announcing this earlier tonight. “When the Hawks moved to Atlanta they had powder blue and red uniforms they proudly wore, this year we’re bringing them back in style and in class.”
In honor of the 50th anniversary, the Hawks are bringing back the original powder blue road uniforms with HAWKS arched across the front of the jersey.
“We’re bringing it back, old-school, new colors,” Hawks power forward John Collins said modeling the new throwback unis. “I don’t know if I like the baby blue, I went to Wake (Forest) and all.”