ATLANTA HAWKS FRANCHISE FACTS:
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Stadium: Philips Arena
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: Southeast Division
Notable Players: Bob Pettit, Dominique Wilkins
Atlanta Hawks Championship Titles: 1
Atlanta Hawks Conference Titles: 4
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Although Atlanta, Georgia, isn't always counted among the most noted basketball metropolitan areas in the country, the Hawks is one of the handful of teams with an extensive NBA legacy.
In fact, the franchise actually originated in Buffalo, New York, in 1946 when it was known as the Bisons and participated in the National Basketball League, as the NBA had not been formed yet. The organization was one of the first to join the NBA in 1949, the basketball association notes on its website, after it relocated to Illinois and was renamed to the Tri-Cities Blackhawks. Although the team was rising in popularity during the 50s and 60s, owners realized that the frequent moves (including relocating to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and St. Louis, Missouri) within short periods of time were holding the Hawks back (except for a 1958 Championship win over Bill Russell's Celtics). For this reason, the franchise was sold to a Georgia-based real estate developer named Tom Cousins and the former Georgia governor, Carl Sanders, in 1968. Eventually, the team came under the ownership of Time Warner and Ted Turner.
Part of the NBA's Southeast division of the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks is one team that has had a healthy amount of top-notch players over the past few decades - from Dominique Wilkins, who holds the record as the team's leading scorer based on his performance in the 80s, to Dikembe Mutombo, who distinguished himself as a valued player in the entire league throughout the 90s. Even back to the mid-50s, around 10 years after the team's founding, players like Bob Pettit, who made the NBA MVP of the Year in 1956 and 1959, have dominated the scoreboards.
Although the team had one of the worst records in the league as of 2005, it obtained a second pick draft of Marvin Williams from the University of North Carolina. The following year, the team drafted former Duke star Shelden Williams. This collection of valuable players over the years paved the way for improvement in the 2007 season. The Hawks long history has witnessed rocky patches, but the potential to achieve championship form will always remain.
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