Based in Atlanta, Georgia, one of the teams that is part of the America’s National Basketball Association or the NBA is the Atlanta Hawks. Today, their home court is located at Philips Arena, solely in Downtown.
The team has begun its franchise since 1946 as the Buffalo Bisons. For 13 years, they have been a member of the National Basketball League and moved as the Tri-Cities Blackhawks to play under the city of St. Louis. It was in the year 1949 when they officially became part of the NBA in behalf of the unified NBL and Basketball Association of America. For six years they have moved to and fro to Milwaukee and St. Louis. The only championship trophy they were able to seize the NBA finals happened in 1958. Over a decade, they went to Atlanta and became firm up to this day.
On the other hand, in the history of the NBA Finals, they currently on the bottom two aside from the Sacramento Kings, which have not won any championship for more than half a century and have not been able to advance in the second round of the playoffs since 1967.
Some of the most remarkable sportsman that played and participated in Atlanta Hawks was the superstar Dominique Wilkins, who were the slam dunk rival of Michael Jordan, Joe Johnson that has been traded from the Phoenix Suns, and the present General Manager and Basketball Operations Manager Danny Ferry, formerly the Vice President and Basketball Operations Manager of the San Antonio Spurs; and finally hiring the previous head coach of the same team, Mike Budenholzer last year.
The team rivals of the Atlanta Hawks are Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference for more than 50 years but they only won one out of 11 face to face during playoffs, and the Orlando Magic with the superstars Dwight Johnson and Josh Smith that were both born in Georgia.