Atlanta Hawks to Open 2015-2016 NBA Season on New Connor Sports Court at Philips Arena

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The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club unveiled their new playing surface and court this past Saturday at Philips Arena in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the team’s annual open practice. The new hardwood, featuring the iconic Pac-Man logo and Hawks new colors of Volt Green, Georgia Granite Gray and Torch Red, is a custom-made Connor Sports QuickLock portable basketball court.

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club unveiled their new playing surface and court this past Saturday at Philips Arena in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the team’s annual open practice. The new hardwood - designed, finished and installed by Praters Flooring- features the iconic Pac-Man logo and Hawks new colors of Volt Green, Georgia Granite Gray and Torch Red, on a custom-made Connor Sports QuickLock portable basketball court.

As a visual representation of the next generation of Atlanta Hawks Basketball, the new Quick Lock™ basketball court from Connor Sports combines the latest in Forest Stewardship Council-certified northern maple hardwood selection and state-of-the-art manufacturing technology to create optimum resilience and player safety.

“The dynamic new Atlanta Hawks court at Philips Arena designed and finished by our Connor Sports partner, Praters Flooring, represents our Champions of Customer commitment to provide the highest quality product and service to ensure the best NBA-level basketball surface for the Hawks and their opponents,” said Jon Isaacs, Connor Sports President and GM.

About Connor Sports and QuickLock Systems:
Connor Sports® is the market leader in sports flooring, committed to building places Where Champions Play™ both on and off the court. Founded in 1872, Connor Sports has established themselves as the standard for professional and collegiate sports. Connor Sports QuickLock portable courts are the leading portable hardwood sports flooring system. Connor Sports QuickLock systems are the official basketball court of the NCAA® Final Four™ and the FIBA Basketball World Cup and is the court of choice for multiple NBA® teams. All QuickLock systems are manufactured in Michigan at an ISO certified facility and are DIN and STEM tested. Connor Sports specializes in maple hardwood courts, resilient sports flooring and vulcanized rubber track surfaces.

Learn more at http://www.connorsports.com or find us on Facebook @connorsports or Twitter @Connor_Sports

About Praters Athletic Flooring
In the early 90's Praters pioneered water based finishes and over sized graphics on sports floors and introduced computer aided design to the athletic flooring industry. Today Praters in The Leader in the sports flooring industry and the largest portable floor provider in the country.

ABOUT THE ATLANTA HAWKS BASKETBALL CLUB:
With a bold identity and strong new ownership, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club and Philips Arena remain committed to making Atlantans proud on the court and off. The 2014-15 Southeast Division Champions, the Hawks have made the postseason in eight consecutive seasons and reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2015. Off the court, the organization has built a culture of inclusion, diversity and innovation, all with a touch of Southern Hospitality. It continues into the community where the organization builds bridges through basketball, whether by constructing and refurbishing courts in Atlanta neighborhoods, providing scholarships to our basketball camps, or surprising and delighting our fans with unique Atlanta Hawks experiences. Atlanta Hawks Membership, which includes your seat for every home game for the 2015-16 regular season games, is on sale now at http://www.hawks.com/membership or by calling 866-715-1500! For more information on the Hawks, log on to http://www.hawks.com today or follow us on twitter @ATLHawks.

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