The Atlanta Hawks are a professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia, and they compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The team was founded in 1946 as the Buffalo Bisons, and later became the Tri-Cities Blackhawks before relocating to Atlanta in 1968 and adopting their current name.
The Hawks have had their ups and downs over the years, but they have a rich history that includes numerous playoff appearances and a few trips to the NBA Finals. Some of the most notable players to have worn a Hawks uniform over the years include Dominique Wilkins, Pete Maravich, Bob Pettit, and Lenny Wilkens, among others.
In recent years, the Hawks have undergone a rebuilding process, but they have emerged as a rising force in the NBA with a talented young core led by Trae Young, John Collins, and Clint Capela. Under the guidance of head coach Nate McMillan, the Hawks made a surprise run to the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, signaling that the team is poised for a bright future.