Steve Koonin might be the coolest CEO of all-time for Atlanta Hawks fans. Koonin sent out a tweet offering an excused tardiness from work, and free tickets.

Atlanta defeated the Clippers 107-98 for their 7th straight road win. The game also pulled a 2.2 rating on their television affiliate SportSouth.

Makes me think of those games that the Canaries hosted for a couple years that started at 5:05am. Wonder if they do it again if they can offer a early release from work note or tardiness note as well.

Either way, Koonin made a good ratings drive for SportSouth and should have a packed house for Wednesday's game against Memphis.

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