St. Louis Hawks
|Arena||State Farm Arena|
|Team colors||Torch red, volt green, Georgia granite gray|
|General manager||Travis Schlenk|
|Head coach||Lloyd Pierce|
|Ownership||Tony Ressler (principal owner)|
|Affiliation(s)||College Park Skyhawks|
Western: 4 (1957, 1958, 1960, 1961)
|Division titles||5 (1970, 1980, 1987, 1994, 2015)|
|Retired numbers||6 (9, 21, 23, 44, 55, 59)|
Team history[change | change source]
The Hawks have played in several cities throughout the team's history, and have also had other names. The team was first the Buffalo Bisons in 1946, then moved to Moline, Illinois that same year, being called the Tri-Cities Blackhawks until 1951. (They did not join the NBA until 1949). In 1951, they changed their name to the Hawks and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1955. While in St. Louis, they won an NBA championship in 1958. As of 2011, this is the only championship the team has won. The Hawks moved to Atlanta in 1968, and have been there ever since.
References[change | change source]
- "Franchise History". Hawks.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved April 4, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "NBA.com/Stats–Atlanta Hawks". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved January 25, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- NBA Media Ventures, LLC (June 24, 2015). "The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club Unveils The Most Cutting-Edge Uniform In Pro Sports". Press release. http://www.nba.com/hawks/features/atlanta-hawks-basketball-club-unveils-most-cutting-edge-uniform-pro-sports. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
- "Hawks Next Generation Uniforms". Hawks.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. June 24, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Atlanta Hawks Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- NBA Media Ventures, LLC (August 17, 2017). "Sharecare and Hawks Launch Jersey Patch Partnership And Innovative Health Movement". Press release. http://www.nba.com/hawks/news/sharecare-and-hawks-launch-innovative-jersey-patch-partnership. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
- "Hawks Reach Agreement in Principle With Lloyd Pierce To Become Team's Head Coach". Hawks.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. May 11, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Other websites[change | change source]