Head Coach: Mike Budenholzer
Team Icon: Dominique Wilkins
D-League Affiliate: Bakersfield Jam
Arena: Philips Arena
Atlanta Dream (WNBA), Atlanta Thrashers (NHL), Georgia Force (AFL), Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (NCAA)
Shortly after World War II in 1946, the National Basketball League (NBL) granted a new basketball franchise to the Tri-Cities
which consisted of Rock Island and Moline, IL, and Davenport IA. The new team adopted the nickname Blackhawks after both the hockey team
not too far away in Chicago and the Sauk Indian Chief Black Hawk.
Shortly after its inception, the franchise did a bit of hopping around, joining the NBA in 1949, and quickly them moving over to
Milwaukee in 1951 where the team name was shortened to the Hawks. Milwaukee must not have been too enticing of a home (go figure), and the
team jolted down to St. Louis for a spell. A little over a decade in 1968 the team moved to its current location of Atlanta keeping the
Hawks moniker it shortened during its brief stay in Wisconsin.
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