Pictures from the past in St. Louis sports…
Monday December 11th 2017

“They’re here!!’

That was the rally cry that send youngsters running to the outdoor courts at various recreation and public parks anytime the Hawks van would show up on a hot summer afternoon or early evening in the early 1960’s….and out would step Cliff Hagan, Lennie Wilkens, Al Ferrari, Fred LaCouer, Clyde Lovellette and others…..the clinics usually¬†lasted about an hour with an autograph session afterwards and everyone went home happy…and a better basketball player…at the time a community and public relations dream that bonded the team and the fans…brainstorm of Marty Blake, the forever Hawks PR Director and later Head of Scouting…an NBA genius……..

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