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Atlanta Hawks
2019–20 Atlanta Hawks season
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ConferenceEastern
DivisionSoutheast
Founded1946
HistoryBuffalo Bisons
1946
Tri-Cities Blackhawks
1946–1951
Milwaukee Hawks
1951–1955
St. Louis Hawks
1955–1968
Atlanta Hawks
1968–present[1][2][3]
ArenaState Farm Arena
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Team colorsTorch red, volt green, Georgia granite gray[4][5][6]
              
Main sponsorSharecare[7]
PresidentVacant
General managerTravis Schlenk
Head coachLloyd Pierce[8]
OwnershipTony Ressler (principal owner)
Affiliation(s)College Park Skyhawks
Championships1 (1958)
Conference titles4
Western: 4 (1957, 1958, 1960, 1961)
Division titles5 (1970, 1980, 1987, 1994, 2015)
Retired numbers6 (9, 21, 23, 44, 55, 59)
Websitewww.nba.com/hawks
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The Atlanta Hawks are a team in the National Basketball Association. They play their home games at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

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]

  1. "Franchise History". Hawks.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  2. "NBA.com/Stats–Atlanta Hawks". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  3. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  4. 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. 
  5. "Hawks Next Generation Uniforms". Hawks.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. June 24, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  6. "Atlanta Hawks Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  7. 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. 
  8. "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.

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