This week, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club announced the start of a three-night virtual coaching clinic. The free series will take place on three Tuesday nights (Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16) from 7-8 PM eastern throughout the month of February. This series invites coaches from the state of Georgia and from around the world to further their professional development by being active participants in the clinic which is supported by the Atlanta Hawks Foundation which invests resources into professional development opportunities for community coaches throughout the state of Georgia. To sign up for this series, visit

Thousands of coaches have been trained through the Hawks Basketball Academy, including community coaches and parent volunteers from major youth organizations across the state including; Georgia Recreation and Parks Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of Georgia, Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), Police Athletic Leagues (PAL), Georgia High School Association (GHSA), Jr NBA Leagues, YMCA’s and City of Atlanta Public Schools.

“Providing coaching resources and professional development to hundreds of community coaches lays a foundation for positively impacting thousands of youth across the state of Georgia,” said Hawks’ Vice President of Basketball Development Jon Babul who played an integral role in organizing the virtual series. “If we can assist coaches in delivering an enjoyable basketball experience for the state’s youth, then we all win.”

Announced guest speakers are Onyeka Okongwu, forward-center, Atlanta Hawks, Landry Fields, Assistant General Manager, Atlanta Hawks, Renee Montgomery, Two-time WNBA Champion and Hawks’ Studio Analyst for Fox Sports Southeast, Bob Rathbun, Hawks’ Play-by-Play Announcer for FOX Sports Southeast and Noel Gillespie, Head Coach, College Park Skyhawks (The NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks).

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