1968-69 Atlanta Hawks Season
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1968%E2%80%9369 Atlanta Hawks Season
1968-69 Atlanta Hawks season
Head coachRichie Guerin
ArenaAlexander Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record48–34 (.585)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finishWest Division Finals
(Eliminated 1-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWQXI-TV
RadioWQXI

The 1968-69 Atlanta Hawks season was the team's first season in Atlanta, after their relocation from St. Louis, where the franchise played the previous thirteen seasons. The franchise traded Lenny Wilkens to the Seattle SuperSonics in exchange for Walt Hazzard.[1] Hazzard would help lead the Hawks to a second-place finish with a record of 48 wins and 34 losses. In the playoffs, the Hawks eliminated the San Diego Rockets in six games. In the Western Conference Finals, the Hawks challenged the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers would eliminate the Hawks in 5 games.[1]

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 13 Skip Harlicka Guard  United States South Carolina
10 131 Dwight Waller Forward  United States Tennessee State

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Roster

Regular season

Season standings

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Los Angeles Lakers 55 27 .671 - 32-9 21-18 2-0 30-10
x-Atlanta Hawks 48 34 .585 7 28-12 18-21 2-1 26-14
x-San Francisco Warriors 41 41 .500 14 22-19 18-21 1-1 20-20
x-San Diego Rockets 37 45 .451 18 25-16 8-25 4-4 20-20
Chicago Bulls 33 49 .402 22 19-21 12-25 2-3 19-21
Seattle SuperSonics 30 52 .366 25 18-18 6-29 6-5 15-23
Phoenix Suns 16 66 .195 39 11-26 4-28 1-12 8-30


Record vs. opponents

1968-69 NBA records
Team ATL BAL BOS CHI CIN DET LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO SDR SFW SEA
Atlanta -- 2-4 3-3 6-1 4-2 6-0 3-4 4-2 2-4 1-5 6-0 3-4 4-3 4-2
Baltimore 4-2 -- 5-2 6-0 4-3 7-0 3-3 5-1 3-4 2-4 6-0 5-1 3-3 4-2
Boston 3-3 2-5 -- 4-2 5-2 5-1 2-4 5-1 1-6 5-2 6-0 4-2 3-3 3-3
Chicago 1-6 0-6 2-4 -- 1-5 3-3 3-4 5-1 2-4 1-5 4-2 3-3 4-3 4-3
Cincinnati 2-4 3-4 2-5 5-1 -- 3-4 2-4 5-1 4-2 3-4 4-2 2-4 3-3 3-3
Detroit 0-6 0-7 1-5 3-3 4-3 -- 3-3 2-4 3-4 3-4 4-2 3-3 2-4 4-2
Los Angeles 4-3 3-3 4-2 4-3 4-2 3-3 -- 5-1 5-1 1-5 6-0 7-0 4-3 5-1
Milwaukee 2-4 1-5 1-5 1-5 1-5 4-2 1-5 -- 0-6 0-6 6-2 4-2 3-3 3-5
New York 4-2 4-3 6-1 4-2 2-4 4-3 1-5 6-0 -- 4-3 5-1 3-3 5-1 6-0
Philadelphia 5-1 4-2 2-5 5-1 4-3 4-3 5-1 6-0 3-4 -- 5-1 4-2 2-4 6-0
Phoenix 0-6 0-6 0-6 2-4 2-4 2-4 0-6 2-6 1-5 1-5 -- 1-7 2-4 3-3
San Diego 4-3 1-5 2-4 3-3 4-2 3-3 0-7 2-4 3-3 2-4 7-1 -- 3-3 3-3
San Francisco 3-4 3-3 3-3 3-4 3-3 4-2 3-4 3-3 1-5 4-2 4-2 3-3 -- 4-3
Seattle 2-4 2-4 3-3 3-4 3-3 2-4 1-5 5-3 0-6 0-6 3-3 3-3 3-4 --

Game log

Playoffs

Player statistics

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Walt Hazzard 80 30.3 .397 .707 3.3 5.9 11.2
Zelmo Beaty 72 35.8 .470 .731 11.1 1.8 21.5
Bill Bridges 80 36.6 .453 .677 14.2 3.7 11.8
Joe Caldwell 81 33.6 .507 .537 3.7 4.0 15.8
Jim Davis 78 17.5 .467 .667 6.8 1.2 8.8
Richie Guerin 27 17.5 .423 .770 2.2 3.7 5.6
Dennis Hamilton 25 5.6 .552 .400 1.2 0.3 3.0
Skip Harlicka 26 8.4 .456 .774 0.6 1.4 4.1
Lou Hudson 81 35.4 .492 .777 6.6 2.7 21.9
George Lehmann 11 12.5 .388 .667 0.8 2.5 5.5
Don Ohl 76 26.3 .427 .707 2.2 2.9 12.1
Paul Silas 79 23.5 .419 .613 9.4 1.8 8.7
Dwight Waller 11 2.6 .222 .429 0.9 0.1 0.6

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Walt Hazzard 11 32.7 .393 .787 3.0 3.9 14.0
Zelmo Beaty 11 43.0 .432 .672 12.9 2.3 22.5
Bill Bridges 11 40.2 .442 .708 16.2 3.4 15.6
Joe Caldwell 11 36.7 .485 .464 5.0 3.4 14.7
Jim Davis 8 6.5 .267 .625 2.1 0.1 1.6
Richie Guerin 3 10.7 .250 .500 1.7 2.3 1.0
Skip Harlicka 1 1.0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lou Hudson 11 38.5 .468 .769 5.4 2.9 22.0
Don Ohl 11 17.6 .349 .591 1.2 1.5 6.6
Paul Silas 11 23.5 .362 .514 8.4 1.9 5.5

Awards

Transactions

Atlanta Hawks

Players Added

Via Draft

Via Trade

Players Lost

Via Trade

References

  1. ^ a b Atlanta Hawks (1968-present)
  2. ^ "Atlanta Hawks (1949-) 1968 Stats, History, Awards and More". Archived from the original on 2007-08-09. Retrieved .

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