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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

      Want to know when the Atlanta Hawks are playing next, and who their opponent is? Well, so do we! Unfortunately, the fixtures for the 2020 / 2021 NBA season are yet to be announced, but when they are SportsTips will have you covered with the details of some of Atlanta Hawks key games of the 2020 / 2021 season.

      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? 

      As soon as more information about the next season comes to light, we will provide our expert NBA picks and preview for the Atlanta Hawks in the 2020 / 2021 season, so make sure you stay tuned!

      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.