Best Players: Dominique Wilkins, Pete Maravich, Walt Bellamy, Lou Hudson, Kent Bazemore, Dewayne Dedmon, Taurean Prince, Omari Spellman, De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish, Bruno Fernando, Trae Young, Kevun Huertner, John Collins
Rivals: Boston Celtics
Atlanta Hawks Tickets
The Atlanta Hawks was a basketball team initially established in 1946 as a representative team for three cities, including Moline, Ill., Rock Island, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa, by Ben Kerner and Leo Ferris. The team was added to the National Basketball League upon its founding, and then it joined the NBA in 1949. They were called the Tri-Cities Blackhawks before relocating to Milwaukee, Wisc., where they renamed themselves the Hawks. The Hawks were relocated again to St. Louis, Mo., in 1955 where the team made it to the NBA finals and went head-to-head with the Boston Celtics, which started the two teams’ rivalry. The Hawks relocated yet again to Atlanta, Ga., in 1968. In 1982, the team’s All-Star player, Dominique Wilkins, brought the team four wins in a row, becoming one of the highest scorers in NBA history. 2014-2015 was the team’s breakthrough when the Hawks advanced to the Eastern Conference finals but lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers. You can find Atlanta Hawks tickets to live games at StubHub.
What was the Atlanta Hawks’ record in 2018-2019?
The Atlanta Hawks’ record in 2018 was 29-53, finishing 12th in the NBA Eastern Conference.
Who are the career leaders of the Atlanta Hawks?
The stats leaders for the Atlanta Hawks include Trae Young who scores 26.8 points per game and 8.6 assists per game. Young’s steals per game are 1.7. John Collins is the lead in rebounds per game with 8.8. He averages 2 blocks per game. Damian Jones’ field goal percentage is 66.
Who is the head coach for the Atlanta Hawks?
The Atlanta Hawks hired Lloyd Pierce as their head coach in May 2018 in the hopes of rebuilding the team’s legacy and franchise image. Coach Pierce has five years of experience with the Philadelphia 76ers. Coach Pierce also worked with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors. Before coaching, Pierce played for Santa Clara’s collegiate basketball team, the Broncos. Before Coach Pierce took over, Coach Mike Budenholzer was the Hawks’ head coach and named Coach of the Year in 2014-2015 and again in 2019.
Where do the Atlanta Hawks play their home games?
The Atlanta Hawks proudly play home games at the State Farm Arena, which underwent a major renovation and re-opened in 2018 to bring fans better service and entertainment through video upgrades and new restaurants. State Farm Arena is not only home to the Atlanta Hawks, but it's also a host to hundreds of events per year. The arena also has clubs and premium seating for club members, as well as suites for an intimate viewing experience where fans can also host parties.
Who are the rivals to the Atlanta Hawks?
The Atlanta Hawks’ biggest rival team in the NBA is the Boston Celtics. Their rivalry dates back to the 1950s when the Celtics played against the Hawks (as Tri-Cities Blackhawks). Back when the Hawks were in the Western Conference, the Celtics still met them in the finals between 1957-1961. Bill Russell of the Hawks was traded to the Celtics, and in 1957, the Celtics beat the Hawks in a 4-3 playoff battle. Once the Hawks entered the Eastern Conference, the two teams met in the semifinals in 1972 and 1973. The teams met again in 1983, 1986 and 1988. The Hawks and Celtics most recently faced each other on the court in the first round of the playoffs in 2016.Back to Top
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