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Franchise history

The Atlanta Hawks, a professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia, were founded in 1946 as the Buffalo Bisons where they were a member of the National Basketball League (NBL). Later that year the team moved from Buffalo, New York to Moline, Illinois and changed there name to the Tri-City Blackhawks. In 1949, they joined the National Basketball Association after the NBL ceased to exist. In 1951, the team moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and after they determined the Tri-Cities was too small of a market to support an NBA squad. It was here where the team would acquire there current nickname, the Hawks. After 4 seasons in Milwaukee, the Hawks moved to St. Louis, Missouri. The teams years in St. Louis were some of its most successful years in franchise history, making the NBA finals 4 times in 6 seasons and winning the title in 1958. In 1968, the Hawks were purchased by businessman Thomas Cousins and former governor Carl Sanders and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where the team remains to this day.

Current Roster*

NumPlayerPosHtWtDOBPrior to NBA/CountryYrs
34Devin HarrisG6-319202/27/1983Wisconsin/USA8
15Al HorfordC-F6-1025006/03/1986Florida/Dominican Republic5
12John JenkinsG6-421503/06/1991Vanderbilt/USAR
44Ivan JohnsonF6-825504/10/1984Cal State San Bernardino/USA1
30Dahntay JonesF6-622512/27/1980Duke/USA9
26Kyle KorverF-G6-721203/17/1981Creighton/USA9
27Zaza PachuliaC-F6-1127502/10/1984Ulkerspor/Georgia9
10Johan PetroC7-024701/27/1986Pau Orthez/France7
32Mike ScottF6-823707/16/1988Virginia/USAR
5Josh SmithF6-922512/05/1985Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA)/USA8
92DeShawn StevensonF-G6-521804/03/1981Washington Union HS (CA)/USA12
0Jeff TeagueG6-218106/10/1988Wake Forest/USA3
4Anthony TolliverF6-824006/01/1985Creighton/USA4
1Jeremy TylerF-C6-1026006/21/1991Tokyo Apache/USA1
3Louis WilliamsG6-117510/27/1986South Gwinnett HS (Snellville, GA)/USA6

*Current as of Feburary 26, 2013

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