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Atlanta Hawks, the home of 4 cities before finally settling in Atlanta. Hawks are known for being the team of Bob Petit and later Dominique Wilkins. While this franchise may be known for having these two legendary players, it is also known for making one of the biggest mistakes on Draft night 1956, where with the 2nd pick they drafted Bill Russell and then immediately traded him for Ed Macauley and Cliff Hagan. While they both became Hall of Fame members, their successes can never be compared with those of Bill Russell.

The Hawks made their final move and relocated to Atlanta in 1968 and with this move, some great times were ahead for the franchise. The legendary Pete Maravich was part of the Hawks from 1970 to 1974 and we must also not forget the 12 years of the Dominique era also known as “The human highlight film” for his ferocious dunks.

This franchise never amounted to winning titles or being a big factor when it came to the playoffs but it was a threat to many teams from 2005 to 2012, where with the addition of Joe Johnson and Mike Bibby they managed to become a joy to watch. In the 2008-09 season, they won 47 games and reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals, where they were beaten by Cleveland Cavaliers.


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