2007–08 Atlanta Hawks season

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2007–08 Atlanta Hawks season
Head coach Mike Woodson
Owner(s) Atlanta Spirit LLC
Arena Philips Arena
Results
Record 37–45 (.451)
Place Division: 3rd (Southeast)
Conference: 8th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television FSN South, SportSouth, WPCH
Radio WQXI
< 2006–07 2008–09 >

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 of 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 acquired Mike Bibby from the Sacramento Kings. The Hawks finished third in the Southeast Division with a 37–45 record, and made the playoffs for the first time since 1999. In the first round of the playoffs, they lost to the Boston Celtics in seven games.

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

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

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2008-02-19

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Reserve
C Al Horford Zaza Pachulia
PF Josh Smith Solomon Jones
SF Marvin Williams Josh Childress Jeremy Richardson
SG Joe Johnson Mario West
PG Mike Bibby Acie Law Salim Stoudamire

Standings[edit]

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


Game log[edit]

2007–08 game log
2007–08 season schedule

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

Player stats[edit]

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 season[edit]

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)

Playoffs[edit]

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 records[edit]

  • 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]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

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

Trades[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]