The bomb has been dropped by the league as David Stern has announced that the first two weeks of the NBA's regular season has been cancelled due to a lack of progress in the ongoing CBA negotiations. The league and the players' association met for over seven hours on Monday but couldn't close the gap enough to save the start of the regular season.
For the Atlanta Hawks this means the cancellation of six games from Nov 2 - Nov 13. Games at Philips Arena during that stretch include the home opener against Boston and games against New York and Utah. The Hawks also lose trips to Minnesota, Chicago and Orlando.