Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta-based American professional basketball team
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The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). They play their home games at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta Hawks
2022–23 Atlanta Hawks season
Atlanta Hawks logo
HistoryBuffalo Bisons
Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Milwaukee Hawks
St. Louis Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
ArenaState Farm Arena
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Team colorsTorch red, volt green, Georgia granite gray[4][5][6]
Main sponsorSharecare[7]
PresidentTravis Schlenk
General managerTravis Schlenk
Head coachLloyd Pierce[8]
Nate McMillan (interim)
OwnershipTony Ressler (principal owner)
Affiliation(s)College Park Skyhawks
Championships1 (1958)
Conference titles5
Western: 4 (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961)
Division titles8 (1968, 1970, 1980, 1987, 1994, 2015, 2021)
Retired numbers7 (6, 9, 21, 23, 44, 55, 59)
Association jersey
Team colours
Icon jersey
Team colours
Statement jersey
Team colours

Team history


The Hawks have played in several cities throughout the team's history, and have also had other names. The team was first the Buffalo Bisons in 1946, then moved to Moline, Illinois that same year, being called the Tri-Cities Blackhawks until 1951. (They did not join the NBA until 1949). In 1951, they changed their name to the Hawks and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1955. While in St. Louis, they won an NBA championship in 1958. As of 2022, this is the only championship the team has won. The Hawks moved to Atlanta in 1968, and have been there ever since.


  1. "Franchise History". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  2. "–Atlanta Hawks". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Archived from the original on September 15, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  3. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 11, 2019. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  4. "The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club Unveils The Most Cutting-Edge Uniform In Pro Sports". (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. June 24, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  5. "Hawks Next Generation Uniforms". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. June 24, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  6. "Atlanta Hawks Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  7. "Sharecare and Hawks Launch Jersey Patch Partnership And Innovative Health Movement". (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. August 17, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  8. "Hawks Reach Agreement in Principle With Lloyd Pierce To Become Team's Head Coach". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. May 11, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2018.

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