ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is marketing its basketball team to NBA fans as the labor dispute continues, and the school will also move 10 of its games to Philips Arena.
The downtown arena is the home of the Atlanta Hawks, whose season hasn't begun because of the NBA lockout. Georgia Tech already has an advertisement out telling fans that "big-time basketball is alive and well in Atlanta."
Authorities say Georgia Tech had already planned to move its home games to the Gwinnett Center in Duluth as renovations are made to Alexander Memorial Coliseum on campus.
Officials say moving 10 of those dates to Philips Arena makes sense now that the Thrashers hockey team has left Atlanta and the Hawks' season has been postponed because of the labor dispute.