The 1957–58 St. Louis Hawks season was the third for the franchise in St. Louis and the 12th season overall in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The Hawks then advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals to face the Washington Wizards, also defeating them in six games. In early 1967, Kerner briefly put the Hawks up for sale. amzn_assoc_linkid = "61d965643f2f2df12014013a41bde1f7"; Former Blues captain David Backes tells current captain Alex Pietrangelo: 'I love him now, and I'm going to love him afterwards, but I’m going to hate him for the next three weeks. That same day, the Hawks traded a future 2nd-round pick to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Jeremy Tyler, who was waived 15 days later. The series was marked by a couple of bizarre plays. In the 1999–2000 season, their first season at Philips Arena, the Hawks traded Steve Smith to Portland for Isaiah Rider and Jim Jackson, and sent Mookie Blaylock and a first round draft pick to the Golden State Warriors for Bimbo Coles and a first round draft pick. “St. The Hawks ended the 2012–13 season with a 44–38 record, making a playoff appearance for the sixth straight season. Previous Season. The following year, with the acquisition of rookie Lenny Wilkens, the Hawks repeated their success, but met the Celtics in the 1961 NBA Finals again and lost in five games. Red, blue and white served as the team's color scheme during the St. Louis and early Atlanta years (1955–70), and they wore red and white uniforms for much of their tenure in St. Louis. A Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member, Gates helped to integrate the league and later become the first African-American coach in a major sports league, coaching Dayton in 1948.[16][17]. They won the division title and a bye to the division finals after defeating the Minneapolis Lakers and Fort Wayne Pistons in one-game tiebreakers. The Bisons were a member of the National Basketball League, and played their games at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. The Hawks ended their 2003–04 season with a 28–54 record. Omissions? Find out more. The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta. 1968 – 1972 / Alexander Memorial Coliseum, *St. Louis* 55 Dikembe Mutombo 112.0 (2nd of 9), SRS: -0.50 (5th of 9) At the beginning of the 1994–95 season, the Hawks traded forward Kevin Willis to the Miami Heat for Steve Smith and Grant Long. Russell was a pallbearer at Jackie Robinson’s funeral in 1972. Tom Brady, 24, started the season as a backup and Bill Belichick had more losing seasons than winning. They reached the playoffs in the NBA's inaugural year under the leadership of coach Red Auerbach. [35] At the time of the trade the Hawks were 22–28; afterwards they won 15 of their last 32 games to finish 37–45. In 1954, the Hawks drafted Bob Pettit, a future NBA MVP. Your Account; Logout; Login; Create Account; via Sports Boston's pitchers limited the Cardinals to three runs over the series' final three games, and Ramirez hit .412 as the Red Sox powered their way to a sweep that ended an 86-year curse.

[50][51][52], On January 31, 2015, the Hawks became the first NBA team to go 17–0 in a calendar month by beating Portland. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. You have permission to edit this collection. Bruins are optimistic Jordan Binnington's time last season in Providence playing for their AHL affiliate can help Boston's game plan. Pettit was remarkable, setting a then-playoff record with 50 points. However, the Blackhawks could not field a truly competitive team until they moved to St. Louis as the St. Louis Hawks after a four-year stopover at Milwaukee. At the start of the 1963-64 season, the Celtics became the first team to start five black players. Rider's troubled conduct continued after his arrival in Atlanta. Scores from any date in BAA/NBA or ABA history. 1955/56: After four last-place seasons in Milwaukee, the Hawks arrived in St. Louis, who had once been home to the Bombers, an early BAA franchise that folded in 1950, and were on the verge of becoming one of the top teams in the NBA with second-year Forward Bob Pettit. But in the bottom of the eighth, Cardinals outfielder Enos Slaughter just kept running. The Chicago Blackhawks also played "home" games in the building in the 1950s." 1977 – 2004 / Ted Turner/Turner Broadcasting

By then, it was obvious that the Tri-Cities area was too small to support an NBA team. (AP Photo/Al Behrman). Nickname They also traded Ennis's draft rights to the Miami Heat and Neto's to the Utah Jazz for a future second-round pick. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; St. Louis is scheduled to play three games on ESPN, three on FOX, two on FS1 and one on FS2, with their last game airing on either ESPN or FS1.

The hawk head silhouette inside a circle remained as the team's logo, albeit simplified.

Originally founded in Moline and Rock Island, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa, as the Tri-Cities Blackhawks in 1946, the team played in the National Basketball League for three seasons before the founding of the NBA. [27] The Smith/Rider trade sent the Hawks into a downward spiral. They also picked up rookies Donald Sloan and 27-year-old Ivan Johnson. Game 4 ended when pinch-runner Kolten Wong was picked off first base, the only World Series game ever to end with a pickoff. Although the Hawks returned to the play-offs in all but one of the following 15 seasons, they advanced to the finals only twice, losing to the Celtics on both occasions.

With the Hawks down by two with one second left in the second overtime, coach Alex Hannum, forced into playing after four of his players fouled out, launched a miraculous full-court pass off the backboard to Bob Pettit, who missed the tip in at the buzzer. In the 2004 – 2005 season, the Hawks were the league’s worst team with a mere 13 victories, five fewer than even the expansion Charlotte Bobcats and the struggling New Orleans Hornets. Following the 1997 playoffs, the Hawks then moved back to Alexander Memorial Coliseum at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with the Georgia Dome used for larger-capacity games, until Phillips Arena opened before the 1999 – 2000 season. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. [44] The 'Pac-Man' logo (placed in a roundel) would become the team's primary logo after the conclusion of the team's 2014–15 season. Through three seasons at the University of San Francisco, Russell averaged 20.7 points and 20.3 rebounds. Opp PTS/G: 1946 – 1968 / Ben Kerner, Retired Number However, the team fell short again in the playoffs, losing to the fifth-seeded Indiana Pacers in the Eastern semis in six games.

Rider missed the first day of training camp and was late for two games. 1946 – 1949 / National Basketball League, Team History 2019 – Present / State Farm Arena

However, the Hawks traded Larkin to the Dallas Mavericks for the draft rights of Mike Muscala and Lucas Nogueira (originally drafted by the Boston Celtics), as well as guard Jared Cunningham. [1] The team featured guard/forward and coach Deanglo King, and was owned by Leo Ferris and Ben Kerner.