The Atlanta Hawks are gearing up for another action packed basketball season this year. The professional basketball club has enthralled millions of sports fans for over half a century. The team has won several championship titles including a ‘League Championship’. The Hawks have seen several highs and lows over the years, and continue to compete in highly thrilling matches against the top NBA clubs. The Hawks currently play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference. The team is expected to take on rival clubs such as Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Orlando Magic this season.
The franchise was initially established in 1946 as the Buffalo Bisons. They were a part of the National Basketball League. During its inaugural season, the franchise relocated to Moline, Illinois and was named as the Tri-Cities Blackhawks. After the merger between Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League, the team became a part of NBA in 1949. In 1951, the club moved to Milwaukee and became known as the Milwaukee Hawks. After playing for four seasons in Milwaukee, the team saw another change in location. This time, the franchise moved to St. Louis, becoming the St. Louis Hawks. During this period, the franchise reached the peak of its success. They won 4 ‘Conference Championships’ and bagged the 1958 ‘NBA Championship’. In 1968, the team was rebranded as Atlanta Hawks after relocating to Atlanta, where they continue to play since then.
For the past six seasons, the Atlanta Hawks have managed to make consistent playoff appearances. Even though they have failed to win any major championship title in the past couple of decades, the team continues to put on a tough fight against its rivals. The team ended the 2012 season with a winning record of 44-38. In 2013, the franchise hired a new head coach, Mike Budenholzer. For the upcoming 2013 season, the team has made four Draft Picks including James Ennis, Raulzinho Neto, Shane Larkin and Dennis Schroder. With changes in the team’s management and lineup, the Hawks will be eyeing for their long awaited second ‘NBA Championship’ this year.
The Hawks play their home games at the Phillips Arena. The multi-purpose indoor center opened in 1999 and has since then been home turf of the Hawks. With the construction cost of almost $300 million, the venue offers state of the art facilities that allow the spectators to enjoy all their favorite sporting events in a memorable way. Apart from the Hawks, the venue has been home to NCAA Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, AFL’s Georgia Force and NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers. The luxurious facility can seat over eighteen thousand people for basketball games. During the Atlanta Hawks home matches, the entire arena is jam-packed with fans, culminating into a lively and vibrant atmosphere throughout the game. The team will be playing several home games this season and therefore the Atlanta Hawks Tickets 2015 will be a highly sought after commodity for all sport fans. So make sure to witness the adrenaline-pumping basketball game live along with your friends and family.