The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta. The Hawks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The team plays its home games at State Farm Arena.
The Hawks have not had many good seasons.
The State Farm Arena (formerly Philips Arena) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Atlanta, Georgia.
The arena also served as home to the National Hockey League's Atlanta Thrashers from 1999 to 2011, before the team moved to Winnipeg, as well as the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)'s Atlanta Dream from 2008 to 2016 and 2019.
It opened in 1999 at a cost of $213.5 million, replacing the Omni Coliseum.
The arena seats 19,050 for basketball and 17,624 for ice hockey.
The arena is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, near the intersection of Marietta Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive.
The Atlanta Hawks' origins can be traced to the establishment of the Buffalo Bisons in 1946 in Buffalo, New York.
Cable network entrepreneur and Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner bought the team in 1977.
The Hawks currently own the second-longest drought (behind the Sacramento Kings) of not winning an NBA championship at 60 seasons.
The franchise's lone NBA championship, as well as all four NBA Finals appearances, occurred when the team was based in St. Louis.
Meanwhile, they went 48 years without advancing past the second round of the playoffs in any format, until finally breaking through in 2015. However, the Hawks are one of only four NBA teams that have qualified to play in the NBA playoffs in 10 consecutive seasons in the 21st century. They achieved this feat between 2008 and 2017.