The Hawks will travel to Biloxi, Mississippi to face the newly re-branded New Orleans Pelicans (formerly the Hornets). The preseason contest will take place on October 13, 2013. Tip-off will be at 1:00 PM. The Hawks announced the game on Wednesday to their fans.
The Hornets' name returns to Charlotte, where the Bobcats have taken the name back on. The original Charlotte Hornets moved to New Orleans, but have finally picked a team name more identifiable to the Gulf region.
The contest comes smack dab in the middle of the Hawks' preseason schedule. Atlanta will play seven preseason games this year, beginning against the two-time defending champion Miami Heat:
- October 7, Miami Heat, Miami,FL
- October 8, Charlotte Hornets, Asheville, NC
- October 13, New Orleans Pelicans, Biloxi, MS
- October 17, San Antonio Spurs, Philips Arena
- October 20, Memphis Grizzlies, Philips Arena
- October 22, Indiana Pacers, Philips Arena
- October 23, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas, TX
The Hawks' regular season schedule begins on October 30, 2013.