Carter, a Plains, Ga., native, was the 39th President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. He also was governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975. Carter received a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
The Carters were honored by the Hawks for their humanitarian efforts Thursday night. The team also hosted its first Pride Night.
The Hawks lost to the Knicks 106-91.