The Atlanta Hawks are a NBA team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They were established in 1946 as the Buffalo Bisons. After 13 games into their inaugural season, the team moved to Moline, Illinois and became the Tri-City Blackhawks. In 1949, they joined the NBA as part of the NBA and the Basketball Association of America merger. In 1951, the team moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where they changed their name to the Hawks. The team moved again in 1955 to St. Louis, Missouri, where they won their only NBA Championship title in 1958. The Hawks moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1968.