In 1948, the cities of Moline and Rock Island, IL, and Davenport, IA—collectively known as the Tri-Cities at the time—were awarded a team in the National Basketball League. The team was nicknamed the Blackhawks, who, like Chicago’s hockey team, were named after the Sauk Indian Chief Black Hawk. When the team moved to Milwaukee in 1951, the nickname was shortened to Hawks. The franchise retained the shortened moniker for subsequent moves to St. Louis and finally Atlanta in 1968.

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Hawks take possession of No. 4 after overcoming Hornets down the stretch

The Atlanta Hawks made the short trip to Charlotte for a beautiful Sunday matinee against the Hornets, a game the Hawks had to work hard for but succeeded in defeating the Hornets 105-101 at Spectrum Center. Prior to the game, the Hawks were dealt with the blow that both Trae Young and Danilo Gallinari would […]

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The Atlanta Hawks are exercising caution with Cam Reddish

Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) The Atlanta Hawks select Tre Mann in the latest mock draft by Matthew Hallett The Atlanta Hawks have been struck with the injury curse this season. In fact, in the game against the Charlotte Hornets, they had three regular starters out. They also had all five of their […]

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Atlanta Hawks: The benefits of Nate McMillan and his structure

Atlanta Hawks. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images) Four questions that were answered for the Atlanta Hawks on the recent roadtrip by Matthew Hallett Atlanta Hawks: 5 players who need to keep producing in John Collins absence by Matthew Hallett The Atlanta Hawks have turned a corner on the season since they appointed their interim head […]

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How the Charlotte Hornets injury issues benefit the Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Hawks pick James Bouknight in the latest mock draft, but should they? by Matthew Hallett Analyzing Lou Williams impact on the Atlanta Hawks rotations by Matthew Hallett Despite the Atlanta Hawks being in the middle of their own injury issues, they are in a better […]

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Atlanta Hawks get 14 players vaccinated for COVID-19

ATLANTA (AP) — Fourteen Atlanta Hawks players received their first vaccinations for COVID-19 following Thursday night’s win over Oklahoma City. The team said in a statement after the game that 36 individuals with the basketball operations staff, including 14 players, took their first dose after meeting the state’s eligibility requirements. Three players were not vaccinated […]