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Atlanta Hawks Information

The Atlanta Hawks is one of the American National professional basketball teams based in Atlanta, Georgia. The team competes as a member of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division of the league in the National Basketball Association (NBA). State Farm Arena serves as the home venue of the Hawks. Some of the former home arenas are Georgia Dome, Omni Coliseum, Alexander Memorial Coliseum, and a few more. The team was founded in 1947 and is under the ownership of Tony Ressler. The Hawks were originated as Buffalo Bisons (Buffalo, New York). Later, the team was renamed Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Milwaukee Hawks, St. Louis Hawks, and finally to its current name.

The Hawks joined NBA in 1949, and in 1958, the team won its one and only NBA Championship. It also won 4 Western Conference titles and 5 Division titles. It currently owns the second-longest drought, 60 seasons. The Hawks' current uniform theme is comprised of volt green, Georgia granite gray, and torch red colors. The official mascot of the team is Harry the Hawk, assisted by the venerable Skyhawk.

The team members inducted into the Basketball Hall of Famers are Ed Macauley, Cliff Hagan, Bob Houbregs, Lenny Wilkens, Dominique Wilkins, and many more. Toni Kukoc was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Famers.

Some of the individual awards won by the Atlanta Hawks are NBA MVP (Bob Pettit), NBA Defensive Player of the Year (Dikembe Mutombo), NBA Rookie of the Year (2 players), NBA Most Improved Player of the Year (Alan Henderson), NBA Sixth Man of the Year (Jamal Crawford), NBA Executive of the Year (Stan Kasten), and several more.

Current Coach: Nate McMillan