Two sensational offenses clash on Sunday when the Boston Celtics (56-25, 31-9 Home) host the Atlanta Hawks (41-40, 17-23...
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|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 & New York Knicks|
|Legends:||Dominique Wilkins, Bob Petit, Lou Hudson, Cliff Hagan & John Drew|
|Retired Numbers:||9, 21, 23, 44, 55 & 59|
|NBA Championships:||1: 1958|
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.
The 2020 offseason saw expectations rise for the Hawks, spending big in free agency. They traded for Bogdan Bogdanovic and signed Danilo Gallinari to a big contract in order to help push Young, Collins and the young core over the top.
After a lacklustre start, Atlanta parted ways with Lloyd Pierce halfway through the season, elevating Nate McMillan to interim head coach and he turned their season around. The Hawks ended up fifth in the East, eliminating the Knicks and Sixers on their way to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Injuries and a mismatch in opponents saw Atlanta eliminated in six games by the Bucks, but the postseason showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.
The 2021-22 season was an interesting one for the Atlanta Hawks as they made it to the playoffs but were quickly bounced in the first round. They finished the regular season with a record of 43-39 and were knocked out of the playoffs in five games by the Miami Heat.
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 2022-23 season. Do the Atlanta Hawks have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win The Finals in 2023?
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Nate McMillan is the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, and this upcoming 2022-23 National Basketball Association season will be his third season in charge of the franchise. He has been coaching in the league for 19 years overall and over the course of his coaching career, he has made the playoffs 11 times. His overall record in the regular season currently sits at 731-638. While his overall playoff record is presently sitting at 28-48. He has never coached in the NBA Finals or won an NBA Championship during that time span. Prior to becoming a coach in the league he had a career that spanned nearly a decade and a half with the Seattle SuperSonics.
Landry Fields is the general manager of the Atlanta Hawks, which is a role he has held since the end of the 2021-22 National Basketball Association season. He is a former player who had his career cut short by injury and this will be his first front office job in the league after working for the Hawks G-League affiliate. Over the course of his short playing career, he spent time with the New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors.
Trae Young is the best player on this team’s roster and he will certainly make a significant impact during the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season as well. He is a former fifth overall pick in the 2018 National Basketball Association Draft. This upcoming season will be his fifth season in the National Basketball Association after attending Oklahoma. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he averaged around 28 points per game.
He set up his teammates as well, as he also averaged around 10 assists per game. He also managed to do some work on the boards, as he averaged around four rebounds per game. He put in some work on the defensive end of the court, averaging around one steal per game and zero blocks per game. His list of accolades is impressive as he is a former two-time all-star and all-rookie team selection. He is also regarded as one of the top scorers in the league as well.
Jalen Johnson is the breakout player on this team’s roster and he is sure to make a huge impact during the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season. He is a former 20th overall pick in the 2021 National Basketball Association Draft. This upcoming season will be his second season in the National Basketball Association after attending Duke. Last season he put up okay numbers as he averaged around 2 points per game in limited action during his rookie season.
He is sure to see more time on the court this upcoming season as he looks to improve heading into the second season of his professional career. During his time at Duke, he put up around 11 points per game and around six rebounds per game as well, as he was on the court around 21 minutes every night.
The Atlanta Hawks campaign during the 2021-22 National Basketball Association season went about as you would’ve expected. They finished the year with a record of 43-39 and in second place of the Southeast Division. The Hawks made it through the play-in last season and will be looking to go further this time around.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the franchise heading into the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season. If they want to improve or keep up their current level of play they will certainly need a ton of production from their stars over the course of the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season. The most important thing in any season is how a team starts out of the gate, and then how they look when the all-star break approaches.
In the National Basketball Association, a lot can change over a single off-season. It will be interesting to see how their offseason moves translate onto the basketball court over the course of the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season. Based on their odds to win some hardware headed into the season it is clear how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas feel about them heading into the year.
Their odds to bring home the Southeast Division championship this season currently sit at +145 heading into the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season, which puts them second in the Southeast Division out of five teams.
While their odds to win the Eastern Conference currently sit at +2200 heading into the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season, which puts them eighth in the Eastern Conference out of 15 teams. Their overall odds to bring home the championship are currently sitting at +5000 heading into the 2022-23 season, as they rank 18th out of all 30 teams in the National Basketball Association.
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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?
Nate McMillan is the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks. He was elevated to interim head coach halfway through the 2020-21 season and then signed as head coach in the 2021 offseason.
Do the Atlanta Hawks play tonight?
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What is the Atlanta Hawks record?
The Atlanta Hawks had a 43-39 win-loss record for the 2021-22 NBA season.
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 $1.68 billion.
Who do the Atlanta Hawks play tonight?
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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?
The Atlanta Hawks made the playoffs for the 2021-22 NBA season after finishing 9th in the Eastern Conference.
They faced the Heat in the first round and got eliminated by them in five games.
When do the Atlanta Hawks play?
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Where did the Atlanta Hawks finish the season?
The Atlanta Hawks finished the 2021-22 NBA season in 9th in the Eastern Conference.
How many games did the Atlanta Hawks win?
The Atlanta Hawks won 43 games during the 2021-22 NBA season.
What are the NBA expert picks for the Atlanta Hawks?
The NBA expert picks for the Atlanta Hawks in the 2022/2023 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.
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