Hawks to wear throwback uniforms, honor past greats on Saturday

John Collins models the uniform the Hawks will wear Saturday night. (Photo courtesy of the Atlanta Hawks).

The Hawks will honor their history Saturday when they host the Bulls on Throwback Night.

The team will wear a replica of their 1972 uniforms and the organization will also honor alumni.

The game tips off at 5 p.m. at Philips Arena. Throughout the night, the club will show videos highlighting the franchise’s past. 

The uniform features red-and-white pinstripe accents on the collar and sides. The yellow outline of the white letters and numbers represents the color that was first added to the team’s palette during the decade. On the center of the waistline is the Hawks’ primary logo from 1972-1995.  

At halftime, the Hawks will recognize alumni Charlie Criss (1977-85) and Jim Washington (1971-75). Joining them will be Bernie Roundfield, who will represent her late husband, three-time NBA All-Star Dan Roundfield (1978-84), and Adrienne Hudson, who will represent her late father, six-time NBA All-Star Lou Hudson (1966-77).  

The Hawks will wear these uniforms in three other home games this season: Jan. 31 vs. the Charlotte Hornets; Feb. 28 vs. the Indiana Pacers; and Mar. 4 vs. the Phoenix Suns.