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St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks Franchise History: 1966-67 through 1975-76

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 2 Regular Season Record: 404-415 Regular Season Win Percentage: 49.3% Playoff Appearances: 7 Playoff Series Wins: 3 Playoff Record: 21-31 The Hawks bid farewell to St. Louis with one of their strongest seasons

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Atlanta Hawks Franchise History: 1976-77 through 1985-86

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 1 Regular Season Record: 408-412 Regular Season Win Percentage: 49.8% Playoff Appearances: 7 Playoff Series Wins: 2 Playoff Record: 13-22 For their first full decade in Atlanta, the Hawks were apparently the definition

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Atlanta Hawks Franchise History: 1986-87 through 1995-96

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 2 Regular Season Record: 469-351 Regular Season Win Percentage: 57.2% Playoff Appearances: 8 Playoff Series Wins: 4 Playoff Record: 23-35 The most successful decade for the Atlanta Hawks thanks to the dynamics of

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Atlanta Hawks Franchise History: 1996-97 through 2005-06

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 0 Regular Season Record: 325-463 Regular Season Win Percentage: 41.2% Playoff Appearances: 3 Playoff Series Wins: 2 Playoff Record: 8-15 This was a miserable decade in Hawks’ history. They only had three winning

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Atlanta Hawks – Honored and Retired Jerseys

Buffalo Bison (1946) ● Tri-Cities Blackhawks (1946-1951) Milwaukee Hawks (1951 – 1955) ● St. Louis Hawks (1955-1968) Retired Numbers #9 Bob Pettit (1954 – 1965) Finals winner; 3x Finalist; 4x Conference Finalist 2x MVP, 10x All-NBA 1st Team, All-NBA 2nd

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Pro Hoops Podcast: Hall of Famer Richie Guerin

This past weekend I had the pleasure of traveling to Springfield, Massachusetts, for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Saturday afternoon, I was able to have a wonderful 10-minute interview with Knicks and Hawks legend Richie Guerin.

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Pete Maravich

On April 27, 1980, Pete Maravich scored four points for the Boston Celtics in a 105 to 94 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers. The loss proved to be Boston’s fourth in nine days to Philadelphia and cemented their ouster from

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Dominique Wilkins

Few, if any players, ever threw down a dunk as fiercely as Dominique Wilkins. To begin any discussion with ‘Nique in any other fashion is impossible. His dunks were just so explosive, so ferocious, so awe-inspiring, you can’t properly think

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Walt Bellamy

I’ve written before about the absurdity that Walt Bellamy’s career faced. Unfairly maligned for having his scoring average drop over the first seven seasons of his career, the circumstances of Bellamy’s career should be taken into account. As a rookie

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Lou Hudson

The last great player to emerge from the St. Louis Hawks, Lou Hudson was a member of the All-Rookie 1st Team in 1967 thanks to a healthy 18.5 points and 5.5 rebounds that season. The sweet shooting Super Lou seemingly

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