NBA: All-Time Starting Five of the Atlanta Hawks
Guard – Lenny Wilkens
Drafted sixth overall in the 1960 NBA Draft by St. Louis Hawks, Wilkens played his first eight years in the league with the franchise. He was named an All-Star five times as a member of the Hawks while finishing second in MVP voting in 1968. He formed one of the best one-two punch combos of the 1960s with Bob Petit.
Wilkens helped the Hawks made the postseason seven times during his tenure including an NBA Finals appearance in his rookie year. After his playing career was over, Wilkens became a head coach and he had 1,332 wins, as well as one NBA championship from 1979. He coached in Atlanta from 1993 to 2000, missing the playoffs just once.
Honorable Mention: Guard – Lou Hudson
Spending 11 seasons out of his 13-year NBA career with the Hawks, Hudson was named an All-Star six times from 1969 to 1974. He was also named to the All-NBA Second Team in 1970. Hudson is one of the greatest Hawks players of all time. He scored the first basket for the Hawks after relocating from St. Louis to Atlanta.