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St. Louis/Milwaukee/Tri-Cities (Black)Hawks Franchise History: 1946-47 through 1955-56

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 0 Regular Season Record: 263-390 Regular Season Win Percentage: 40.3% Playoff Appearances: 4 Playoff Series Wins: 3 Playoff Record: 11-12 Founded as the Buffalo Bison in 1946 in the National Basketball League, what

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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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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Bob Pettit

The NBA’s blossoming in the late 1950s and early 1960s is heralded as a revolution in basketball. Oscar Robertson made point guards big, stocky, and brutal. Bill Russell turned defensive play into a beautiful art form. Wilt Chamberlain was a

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The Lowdown: Bob Pettit

Years Active: 1955 – 1965 Regular Season Stats: 792 games, 38.8 mpg 26.4 ppg, 16.2 rpg, 3.0 apg, 43.6% FG, 76.1% FT Postseason Stats: 88 games, 40.3 mpg 25.5 ppg, 14.8 rpg, 2.7 apg, 41.8% FG, 77.4% FT Accolades: 2x

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When Celtics vs. Hawks Meant Excitement

Editor’s note: this article was originally written during the horrific Celtics-Hawks playoff series of Spring 2012 The past two weeks, the cries of basketball fans everywhere have pleaded for the horrendous Boston Celtics – Atlanta Hawks 1st round series to

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