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    Atlanta Hawks Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Atlanta Hawks to get you started: 

    Established: 1946
    Stadium: State Farm Arena
    Colours: Red, yellow, back & gray
    Hall of Famers: Zelmo Beaty, Walt Bellamy, Mo Cheeks, Chuck Cooper, Richie Guerin, Cliff Hagan, Connie Hawkins, Bob Houbregs, Clyde Lovellette, Ed Macauley, Moses Malone, Pete Maravich, Slater Martin, Tracey McGrady, Sidney Moncrief, Dikembe Mutombo, Bob Pettit, Red Thorn, Lenny Wilkins & Dominique Wilkins
    Hall of Fame Coaches: Red Auerbach
    Rivals: Orlando Magic & Boston Celtics
    Legends: Dominique Wilkins, Bob Petit, Lou Hudson, Cliff Hagan & John Drew
    Retired Numbers: 9, 21, 23, 44, 55 & 59
    Conference:  Eastern Conference
    Division: Southeast Division
    NBA Championships: 1: 1958

    Atlanta Hawks Fixtures 2020 / 2021

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    Atlanta Hawks History

    The Atlanta Hawks originated in 1946 with the name of the Tri-Cities Blackhawks as the franchise was based in Moline and Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa, during the 1946-1948 National Basketball League, before joining the National Basketball Association (NBA)  in 1949. 

    They changed their name in the 1950s when they relocated to Milwaukee where they were just called the ‘Hawks’. The Hawks only stayed in Milwaukee for four seasons before moving to St Louis for 13 seasons, with the team making the playoffs in 12 of those.

    This was highlighted by four trips to the NBA Finals in five years from 1957-61, winning the championship in 1958. The Hawks were led by Bob Petit who scored 50 points in the final game of the series, defeating the Boston Celtics 4-2. 

    The team ended up in their current home of Atlanta in 1968 after the St Louis franchise was sold to a group based in Georgia. The 1980s were a successful period for the franchise as they drafted Dominique Williams in 1982, who sparked the team to four consecutive seasons of 50 wins, while also becoming one of the NBA top scorers. 

    During the 80s the Hawks managed to claim two of its five division titles (1980 and 1987), however, they always hit a stumbling block as they couldn’t get through the second round of the playoffs during Williams 12-year tenure at the franchise. 

    After only missing the playoffs four times between 1977-99, the Hawks failed to make the playoffs for eight consecutive seasons, with 11th in the Eastern Conference being their highest mark during that time. 

    The team began to improve, making the playoffs for 10 straight years from 2008-2017, with their best season occurring during the 2014-15 season where they had four out of their five starters selected for the All Star Game and finished on top of the Eastern Conference standings with a 60-22 record. Despite their success they were swept 4-0 by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. 

    The year of 2017 would be the last time the Hawks played in the playoffs, finishing 15th, 12th and 14th in the Eastern Conference in the last three seasons. Despite their terrible record, they have hope for the future drafting sharp shooting guard Trae Young in the 2018 draft, pairing him with athletic big John Collins as the pillars of the future for the franchise.

    Despite having the fourth highest chance to receive the first pick in the 2020 draft, Atlanta ended up with the sixth overall pick. The Hawks will be looking to add some defensive help to their budding young stars take the next step towards returning to the playoffs. 

    Expert 2020 / 2021 Picks & Preview on Atlanta Hawks

    If you are a fan of the Atlanta Hawks, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2020 / 2021 season. Do the Atlanta Hawks have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and finals in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Atlanta Hawks.

    Preview on the Atlanta Hawks’ Head Coach: Lloyd Pierce

    Pierce is entering his third season as Atlanta head coach with a record of 49-100 (0.329). Despite the poor record, Pierce is the coach of the future and a big part of the Hawks rebuild.

    The pressure is now on Pierce though as the Hawks spent big in the offseason, bringing in pieces to help Trae Young and John Collins take the team back to the playoffs.

    Pierce has connected well with the players and is liked and respected by both the players and the front office. He is hoping to take the Hawks back to the playoffs for the first time since 2017.

    Preview on the Atlanta Hawks’ Key Player: Trae Young

    Trae Young had a breakout sophomore year, leading the Hawks while averaging 29.6 points (4th in the league) and 9.3 assists (2nd in the league). Young is one of the most dynamic and electrifying shooters in the league, pulling up from anywhere whilst also having crafty handles and court vision to slice up the defense. Young was selected as an All Star Starter in his debut appearance and lead the game in assists with 10.

    In order for the Hawks to be successful this season, Young needs to work on his efficiency, both with his shot and his passes. He lead the league in turnovers with nearly 5 per game while shooting below 44% from the field. If he can decrease his turnovers and increase his shooting percentage while giving similar levels of points and assists, he will be on pace for an incredible individual season while giving Atlanta every chance to succeed.

    Preview on the Atlanta Hawks’ Next Best: John Collins

    After three seasons in the league, the jury is still out on John Collins and what his potential is. Collins had career highs in points (21.6), rebounds (10.1), blocks (1.6), field goal percentage (58.3) and three point percentage (40.1) but could only manage 41 of the Hawks’ 67 games after being suspended for violating the NBA’s drug policy.

    There is still questions on whether Collins is better suited at the 4 or the 5 for Atlanta. The trade for Clint Capela last season followed by the offseason signing of Danilo Gallinari and drafting of Onyeka Okongwu hasn’t made that any clearer.

    As long as Collins keeps putting up double-doubles whilst being active and impactful on the defensive end, then he will be helping the Hawks win games.

    Atlanta Hawks Betting & Odds History

    The Atlanta Hawks opened betting for the 2021 NBA Championship at +10000, being a young team that still needs time to build towards contention. 

    Despite talk that they are willing to trade the sixth pick in the upcoming draft for established veterans to help their young core, their championship odds drifted to +14000.

    The Atlanta Hawks finished with the third worst record against the spread in the 2019-20 NBA season, with a record of 29-36-2, being substantially better at home, 19-13-2, compared to on the road, 10-23. 

    Their youth and inexperience is a big explanation for why this team struggles in games outside of Atlanta, relying on their home crowd to rally them in home games.

    When looking at over/under bets from last season, the Hawks had a 39-27-1 record, being a fast paced and volume shooting team, who is still developing on the defensive end. They were 20-13-1 at home and 19-14 on the road.

    Atlanta Hawks FAQs

    Still got some burning questions about the Atlanta Hawks? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    When did the Atlanta Hawks move cities? 

    The Atlanta Hawks originated as the Buffalo Bisons, before becoming the Tri-Cities Blackhawks in 1946, the Milwaukee Hawks in 1951 and then the St Louis Hawks in 1955, before moving to Atlanta in 1968. 

    Where do the Atlanta Hawks play?

    The Atlanta Hawks play their home games at the State Farm Arena. 

    Who owns the Atlanta Hawks?

    Tony Ressler is the majority and controlling owner of the Atlanta Hawks. 

    Have the Atlanta Hawks won an NBA Championship?

    The Atlanta Hawks have won 1 NBA championship in 1958.

    Who is the Atlanta Hawks coach?

    Lloyd Pierce is the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks. Pierce was hired following the 2017-18 season.  

    Do the Atlanta Hawks play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Atlanta Hawks are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Atlanta Hawks games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Atlanta Hawks record?

    With the 2020-21 season yet to get started, we look to last year where the Atlanta Hawks had a 20-47 record.

    Did the Atlanta Hawks win last night?

    Fans of the Atlanta Hawks are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much is the Atlanta Hawks worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Atlanta Hawks are worth $1.52 billion.

    Who do the Atlanta Hawks play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NBA, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Atlanta Hawks play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Atlanta Hawks?

    You can watch the Atlanta Hawks on TV channels like ESPN, ABC, TNT, NBA TV or Fox Sports Southeast, or subscribe to NBA League Pass. 

    Will the Atlanta Hawks make the playoffs this year?

    After not making the playoffs last season, Atlanta is looking to bring in game changing veterans to help their young core advance to the postseason for the first time since 2017. 

    Check back in after the draft and free agency period for an updated prediction on the Atlanta Hawks upcoming season.

    When do the Atlanta Hawks play?

    Atlanta Hawks fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips we list all the information you need like the tip off time, location of the game and the all important NBA odds.

    Where did the Atlanta Hawks finish the season?

    The Atlanta Hawks finished the 2019-20 NBA season in 14th in the Eastern Conference. 

    How many games did the Atlanta Hawks win?

    The Atlanta Hawks won 20 games during the 2019-20 NBA season. 

    What are the NBA expert picks for the Atlanta Hawks?

    The NBA expert picks for the Atlanta Hawks in the 2020 / 2021 season is yet to be determined, but make sure you check our page regularly as we crunch all the numbers and stats to get awesome expert NBA picks for our readers.