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May 3, 1968
It is announced the Hawks will relocate from St. Louis to Atlanta for the 1968-69 season, under owners Tom Cousins and Carl Sanders.
October 16, 1968
First game in Atlanta Hawks history, a 125-110 loss to Cincinnati at Georgia Tech.
November 10, 1969
Lou Hudson scores 57 points against Chicago at a game in Auburn, AL.
March 23, 1970
Pete Maravich selected with the third overall pick in the 1970 NBA Draft.
October 15, 1972
First game at Omni Coliseum, a 109-101 win over New York.
January 3, 1977
Ted Turner purchases the Atlanta Hawks.
October 28, 1977
Lou Hudson's No. 23 jersey is retired in his first game back after being traded to the LA Lakers.
May 15, 1978
Hubie Brown named NBA Coach of the Year.
Feb 21, 1979
Tree Rollins blocks a team-record 12 shots vs. Portland.
September 3, 1982
Dominique Wilkins acquired from the Utah Jazz in exchange for John Drew, Freeman Williams and cash.
February 9, 1985
Dominique Wilkins wins his first NBA Slam Dunk title.
February 8, 1986
Spud Webb wins NBA Slam Dunk title.
April 10, 1986
Dominique Wilkins ties franchise record with 57 points vs. the Nets.
May 2, 1986
Mike Fratello named NBA Coach of the Year.
December 10, 1986
Dominique Wilkins again ties franchise record, scoring 57 points against Chicago.
May 22, 1988
Dominique Wilkins and Larry Bird have a duel for the ages in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals series.
February 10, 1990
Dominique Wilkins wins his second NBA slam dunk title.
February 19, 1992
Kevin Willis sets a franchise record with 33 rebounds vs. Washington.
December 8, 1992
Dominique Wilkins goes 23-23 from the foul line against Chicago, setting the NBA record for most made FT's without a miss.
February 2, 1993
Dominique Wilkins becomes the franchise's all-time leading scorer, surpassing Bob Pettit's 20,880.
March 6, 1993
Mookie Blaylock dishes out a Hawks record 23 assists vs. Utah.
May 27, 1994
Lenny Wilkens named NBA Coach of the Year.
January 6, 1995
Lenny Wilkens sets NBA record with his 939th career win, surpassing Red Auerbach.
March 14, 1997
Steve Smith makes a Hawks record nine three-pointers (record-tying seven in a quarter) vs. Seattle.
March 27, 1998
Hawks set NBA attendance record, drawing 62,046 fans for a game vs. Chicago at the Georgia Dome.
April 30, 1998
Alan Henderson named as the NBA's Most Improved Player.
May 5, 1998
Dikembe Mutombo named NBA Defensive Player of the Year for second straight season and third time in four years.
October 2, 1998
Lenny Wilkens enshrined in Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach, having already earned that honor as a player.
November 4, 1999
First Hawks game is played at Philips Arena, as the Hawks fall to Milwaukee, 119-109.
January 13, 2001
Dominique Wilkins' No. 21 jersey is retired at Philips Arena.
November 23, 2001
Shareef Abdur-Rahim scores 50 points in 106-99 win over Detroit at Philips Arena.
November 30, 2004
Hawks raise banner to the rafters honoring former owner Ted Turner.
February 19, 2005
Josh Smith wins the NBA slam dunk title, the fourth time a Hawk has won the trophy.
August 19, 2005
Hawks acquire Joe Johnson from the Phoenix Suns.
April 18, 2006
Josh Childress receives the inaugural Jason Collier Memorial Trophy.
September 8, 2006
Dominique Wilkins enters Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
April 28, 2008
Hawks top Celtics in first round playoff series Game 4, 97-92, as Zaza Pachulia and Kevin Garnett battle.
April 27, 2010
Jamal Crawford named NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
December 6, 2013
Kyle Korver sets then-NBA record, making a three-pointer in his 90th consecutive game.
January 31, 2015
Hawks complete the first 19-0 month in NBA history, topping Philadelphia, 91-85.
February 4, 2015
The Hawks' entire starting five - DeMarre Carroll, Al Horford, Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague - named Eastern Conference Players of the Month for January 2015.
February 15, 2015
Four Hawks players (Horford, Korver, Millsap, Teague) appear together on the court at the 2015 NBA All-Star game, with Mike Budenholzer manning the sidelines as Eastern Conference head coach
March 5, 2015
Hawks unveil Dominique Wikins statue in front of Philips Arena.
April 10, 2015
Hawks raise banner recognizing the 2015 Southeast Division title, the same night recording their 60th win for the first time in franchise history.
April 21, 2015
Mike Budenholzer named NBA Coach of the Year.
May 13, 2015
Al Horford hits game winner to vault Hawks past Washington in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
June 25, 2015
Group led by Tony Ressler completes purchase of the Hawks.
November 24, 2016
Dikembe Mutombo's No. 55 jersey is retired at Philips Arena.
March 3, 2017
Pete Maravich's No. 44 jersey is retired at Philips Arena.
April 9, 2017
Hawks rally from 26 points down in the fourth quarter to defeat Cleveland in overtime, 126-125.
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