37 Facts About Atlanta Hawks


Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,338

The Atlanta Hawks compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,339

The Atlanta Hawks played the Boston Celtics in all four of their trips to the NBA Finals.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,340

However, the Atlanta Hawks are one of only four NBA teams that have qualified to play in the NBA playoffs in 10 consecutive seasons in the 21st century.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,341

Origins of the Atlanta Hawks can be traced to the Buffalo Bisons franchise, which was founded in 1946.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,342

Atlanta Hawks remained one of the NBA's premier teams for the next decade.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,343

The following year, with the acquisition of rookie Lenny Wilkens, the Atlanta Hawks repeated their success, but met the Celtics in the 1961 NBA Finals again and lost in five games.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,344

The Atlanta Hawks occasionally played at the larger St Louis Arena, mostly against popular opponents, but Kerner was not willing to move the team there full-time because it had not been well-maintained since the 1940s.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,345

Also in 1972, the Atlanta Hawks debuted a new logo and new colors, trading the green and blue color scheme that the team had used for two years, in favor of white, gold, and red, the same colors the Flames used.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,346

The Hawks were the only NBA team in the Deep South, just as the Atlanta Braves were the only Major League Baseball team in the region for many years to come.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,347

From 1985 to 1989, the Atlanta Hawks were among the league's elite, winning 50 games or more each season.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,348

The Atlanta Hawks drafted Stacey Augmon with their ninth overall pick in the 1991 NBA draft, who would make the All-Rookie First Team.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,349

In 1992, the Atlanta Hawks acquired guard Mookie Blaylock from the New Jersey Nets; he would spend seven years of his career as a Hawk, leading them in career steals and three-point field goals while earning an All-Star appearance in 1994.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,350

The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Detroit Pistons in five games in the first round of the 1997 NBA playoffs, but lost in five games in the second round to the defending champs Chicago Bulls.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,351

In 2001, the Atlanta Hawks drafted Spanish star Pau Gasol 3rd, but his rights were ceded to the Memphis Grizzlies in a trade involving Shareef Abdur-Rahim.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,352

The Atlanta Hawks sent Kukoc to the Milwaukee Bucks for All-Star Glenn Robinson in 2002, Robinson lead the team with 20.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,353

In February 2004, the Atlanta Hawks had the distinction of having NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace play one game for the team.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,354

In 2003, Atlanta Hawks hosted the All-Star game, the last an Eastern Conference team would host for nine years.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,355

The Atlanta Hawks won all three games at Philips Arena, which hosted its first playoff games and earned its first sellout.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,356

In mid-season the Atlanta Hawks traded Mike Bibby to the Washington Wizards for Kirk Hinrich, in hopes of bringing a defensive guard to replace the defensively liable Bibby.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,357

In December 2011, the Atlanta Hawks signed Tracy McGrady, Jerry Stackhouse, Jason Collins, Vladimir Radmanovic, Jannero Pargo, and Willie Green.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,358

However, the Atlanta Hawks would be eliminated in the first round by the Boston Celtics in six games, ending the Atlanta Hawks' three-year streak of advancing to the second round.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,359

That same day, the Atlanta Hawks traded small forward Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz for point guard Devin Harris.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,360

That same day, the Atlanta Hawks traded a future 2nd-round pick to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Jeremy Tyler, who was waived 15 days later.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,361

However, the Atlanta Hawks traded Larkin to the Dallas Mavericks for the draft rights of Mike Muscala and Lucas Nogueira, as well as guard Jared Cunningham.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,362

The Atlanta Hawks brought back Kyle Korver with a four-year, $24 million deal and signed power forward Paul Millsap to a two-year, $19 million deal.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,363

The 2015 All-Star Game consisted of four Atlanta Hawks All-Stars including Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver and Al Horford.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,364

Two days later, the Atlanta Hawks selected Wake Forest power forward John Collins with the 19th overall pick.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,365

On June 21, the Atlanta Hawks selected Luka Doncic with the third overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft and immediately traded him to the Dallas Mavericks for a 2019 protected first-round pick and the draft rights to Trae Young.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,366

The Atlanta Hawks selected Kevin Huerter with the 19th pick and Omari Spellman with the 30th pick of the 2018 NBA draft.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,367

In July 2018, the Atlanta Hawks acquired Jeremy Lin, and traded Dennis Schroder, after he demanded to be traded.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,368

Atlanta Hawks was voted in as a starter and was the first Hawks player to start in an All Star Game since Dikembe Mutombo in 1998.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,369

The Atlanta Hawks logo has shifted between variations of a full-bodied hawk holding a basketball on its claws and a silhouette of a hawk head .

FactSnippet No. 1,264,370

From 2007 to 2015, the Atlanta Hawks returned to a red, blue and white scheme, adding silver as an accent color.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,371

The Atlanta Hawks carried over their uniforms that they had worn the previous two seasons.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,372

Atlanta Hawks wore special edition "City" uniforms as part of its uniform deal with Nike.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,373

Atlanta Hawks hold the draft rights to the following unsigned draft picks who have been playing outside the NBA.

FactSnippet No. 1,264,374