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The 2007–08 NBA season was the Atlanta Hawks' 59th season in the National Basketball Association, and 40th season in Atlanta. After missing the playoffs for eight straight seasons, the Hawks selected Al Horford out of the University of Florida with the third pick in the 2007 NBA draft. The Hawks started out the season by defeating the Dallas Mavericks 101–94 in their season opener, marking the first time they won their first game of the season since the 1999 lockout season. However, their struggles continued as they went on a six-game losing streak around the All-Star break. At midseason, the Hawks traded Tyronn Lue, Lorenzen Wright, Anthony Johnson and second-year forward Shelden Williams to the Sacramento Kings for Mike Bibby. The Hawks finished third in the Southeast Division with a 37–45 record, and made the playoffs for the first time since 1999. Joe Johnson was selected for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game, and Horford made the All-Rookie First Team.

2007–08 Atlanta Hawks season
Head coachMike Woodson
Owner(s)Atlanta Spirit LLC
ArenaPhilips Arena
Results
Record37–45 (.451)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Southeast)
Conference: 8th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Celtics 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFSN South
SportSouth
RadioWQXI
< 2006–07 2008–09 >

In the first round of the playoffs, they lost to the top-seeded Boston Celtics in seven games. With their 37-45 (0.451) record, the 2008 Hawks are the worst team record-wise to push an eventual NBA Champion to an elimination game. Coincidentally, the Hawks in 2014 would be the 8th seed at 38-44 and take the top seeded conference finalist Indiana Pacers to a 7 game series. Following the season, Josh Childress left to play overseas.

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Contents

OffseasonEdit

Draft picksEdit

Atlanta's selections from the 2007 NBA draft in New York City.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 3 Al Horford Power Forward/Center   Dominican Republic Florida
1 11 Acie Law IV Point guard   United States Texas A&M

RosterEdit

Atlanta Hawks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 10   Bibby, Mike 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Arizona
SF 1   Childress, Josh 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Stanford
PG 12   Claxton, Speedy (IN) 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 166 lb (75 kg) Hofstra
C 15   Horford, Al 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Florida
SG 2   Johnson, Joe (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Arkansas
PF 44   Jones, Solomon 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) South Florida
PG 4   Law, Acie IV 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Texas A&M
C 27   Pachulia, Zaza 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Republic of Georgia
SG 32   Richardson, Jeremy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Delta State
PF 5   Smith, Josh 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Oak Hill Academy HS (VA)
SG 20   Stoudamire, Salim 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Arizona
SG 6   West, Mario 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Georgia Tech
SF 24   Williams, Marvin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2008-02-19

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Orlando Magic 52 30 .634 25–16 27–14 12–4
x-Washington Wizards 43 39 .524 9 25–16 18–23 10–6
x-Atlanta Hawks 37 45 .451 15 25–16 12–29 9–7
Charlotte Bobcats 32 50 .390 20 21–20 11–30 7–9
Miami Heat 15 67 .183 37 9–32 6–35 2–14
Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 w-Boston Celtics 66 16 .805
2 y-Detroit Pistons 59 23 .720 7
3 y-Orlando Magic 52 30 .634 14
4 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 45 37 .549 21
5 x-Washington Wizards 43 39 .524 23
6 x-Toronto Raptors 41 41 .500 25
7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 40 42 .488 26
8 x-Atlanta Hawks 37 45 .451 29
9 Indiana Pacers 36 46 .439 30
10 New Jersey Nets 34 48 .415 32
11 Chicago Bulls 33 49 .402 33
12 Charlotte Bobcats 32 50 .390 34
13 Milwaukee Bucks 26 56 .317 40
14 New York Knicks 23 59 .280 43
15 Miami Heat 15 67 .183 51


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2007-08 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 0–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2
Boston 3–0 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1-3
Charlotte 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–3
Chicago 2–2 0–4 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–2
Cleveland 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–2
Dallas 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–2
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–3 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–3 2–0
Detroit 4–0 1–2 3–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1
Golden State 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–3 2–0
Houston 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–2 2–0
Indiana 2–1 0–3 1–3 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–3 3–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–0
Memphis 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–4 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 0–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–3 1–1
Miami 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–2 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–4
Milwaukee 2–2 0–4 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–2
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–3 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 3–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–2
New Jersey 3–1 0–4 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–1
New Orleans 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 0–2
New York 0–4 0–4 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–1
Orlando 2–2 2–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 3–1
Philadelphia 1–3 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 0–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–2
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–4 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 2–0
Portland 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 3–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–1
Sacramento 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–0
Seattle 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 1–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–3 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–4 0–2
Toronto 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3
Utah 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0
Washington 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2

Game logEdit

2007–08 game log
Total: 37–45 (Home: 25–16; Road: 12–29)
2007–08 season schedule

(*)The final minute of the Miami game was played on March 8[1]

Player statsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Mike Bibby* 48 44 32.8 .411 .375 .780 3.3 6.0 1.13 .08 13.9
Josh Childress 76 0 29.9 .571 .367 .807 4.9 1.5 .93 .57 11.8
Al Horford 81 77 31.4 .499 .000 .731 9.7 1.5 .74 .94 10.1
Joe Johnson 82 82 40.8 .432 .381 .834 4.5 5.8 1.02 .22 21.7
Solomon Jones 35 0 4.1 .400 .000 .550 1.2 .0 .09 .14 1.0
Acie Law IV 56 6 15.4 .401 .206 .792 1.0 2.0 .52 .00 4.2
Zaza Pachulia 62 5 15.2 .437 .000 .706 4.0 .6 .39 .21 5.2
Jeremy Richardson* 27 1 4.9 .364 .368 1.000 .3 .1 .11 .00 1.5
Josh Smith 81 81 35.5 .457 .253 .710 8.2 3.4 1.52 2.80 17.2
Salim Stoudamire 35 0 11.5 .361 .341 .820 .7 .8 .20 .14 5.7
Mario West 64 2 4.2 .429 .000 .654 .8 .2 .19 .06 .9
Marvin Williams 80 80 34.6 .462 .100 .822 5.7 1.7 1.01 .41 14.8

*Total for entire season including previous team(s)

PlayoffsEdit

2008 playoff game log
2008 playoff schedule
Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Mike Bibby 7 7 36.0 .338 .292 .656 3.1 3.1 .57 .29 10.3
Josh Childress 7 0 29.3 .524 .000 .500 5.7 1.6 .14 .71 7.1
Al Horford 7 7 39.6 .472 .000 .741 10.4 3.6 .43 1.00 12.6
Joe Johnson 7 7 39.3 .409 .444 .909 3.9 4.0 .29 .00 20.0
Solomon Jones 7 0 4.1 .200 .000 .000 1.1 .1 .14 .43 .6
Acie Law IV 7 0 8.7 .750 .000 .900 .3 1.1 .29 .00 3.0
Zaza Pachulia 7 0 15.0 .280 .000 .714 2.9 .3 .29 .00 4.1
Jeremy Richardson 3 0 2.0 .250 .000 .000 .0 .0 .00 .00 .7
Josh Smith 7 7 33.9 .398 .167 .841 6.4 2.9 1.71 2.86 15.7
Salim Stoudamire 3 0 9.3 .444 .333 1.000 .3 .0 .33 .00 4.0
Mario West 6 0 1.0 .333 .000 .000 .3 .0 .00 .00 .3
Marvin Williams 7 7 28.4 .414 .000 .889 4.0 .7 .29 .43 11.4

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Joe Johnson, Selected to the NBA All-Star Game[2]
  • Al Horford, selected to participate in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge[3]
  • Al Horford, named November Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month[4]
  • Joe Johnson, named NBA Player of the Week[5]
  • Al Horford, named February Eastern Conferenced Rookie of the Month[6]
  • Joe Johnson named March Eastern Conference Player of the Month[7]

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Hawks have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007–08 season.

TradesEdit

February 16, 2008
To Atlanta Hawks
Mike Bibby
To Sacramento Kings
Anthony Johnson, Tyronn Lue, Shelden Williams, Lorenzen Wright and Atlanta's 2008 2nd round draft pick

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit