Atlanta Hawks are an American Basketball team competing in Eastern Conference Southeast division of the NBA. The franchise was founded in 1946 and plays its home games at Philips Arena. The Hawks won their only NBA Championship in 1958. Atlanta Hawks are one of the perennial underachievers of NBA and are on a sixty-year championship drought.
Hawks' best run was when they were based in St.Louis during the fifties and sixties. During this period, in addition to winning the championships, Hawks advanced deep into the playoffs on quite a few occasions. The team had another breakthrough season in 2014-15 and advanced to the Eastern Conference finals where they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Some of the prominent players to have played for Hawks include Bob Pettit, Dominique Wilkins etc