Atlanta Hawks fans have a lot to look forward to as we draw closer to the 2013-14 NBA season. With a new head coach and many new players, this year brings with it many dramatic stories and tales of intrigue.
Additionally, this season Atlanta faces one of the league's toughest schedules. Before it’s all said and done, the Hawks will play 20 total sets of back-to-back games. For perspective, that is only one less than the Charlotte Bobcats, who lead the league with 21.
At one point in the season, the Hawks will play five sets of back-to-back games in succession equating to 10 games in a mere 16 days. Eighteen of their 20 total back-to-back sequences involve home and away games. The other two are all away.
Atlanta’s longest home stretch will be a scant four games. Their longest road trip will be six games.
As if incorporating a laundry list of new components—head coach, complicated offense and a slew of players—won’t be hard enough, the schedule doesn’t make the season any easier. With all of that said, let’s take a look at the most anticipated games on the schedule.