Atlanta Hawks & Indiana Pacers NBA Trivia

Dean Riley - 14 Mar 2022

The Eastern Conference is heating up as the playoff race starts to take shape. The Atlanta Hawks have not given up hope in the fight for one of those spots and will try to keep up their recent good run of form. The Indiana Pacers on the other hand have had a dreadful season and will try to get good results from here until the end. Both teams are steeped in history. Try answering the following trivia questions and put your fan knowledge to the test!

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Atlanta Hawks Trivia

  1. What were the Atlanta Hawks Originally Known As?

The Atlanta Hawks were not always the Atlanta Hawks. They have had two name changes in their history, first being called the Buffalo Bisons back in 1946 before changing to the Tri-Cities Blackhawks. They now are of course known as the Atlanta Hawks.

  1. Which Hawks Player won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 1986?

The late eighties were the Hawks’ years in terms of the NBA Slam Dunk contest winning in consecutive years in 1985 and 1986. In the former year, Dominique Wilkins took home the prize with his teammate Spud Webb winning the following year.

  1. Who Did the Hawks Defeat in their First Ever Championship Final?

The Hawks have played in four championship finals throughout their history, coming out victorious only once in those four. They won their first and only championship back in 1958 when they defeated the mighty Boston Celtics.

Indiana Pacers Trivia

  1. Who Was the First Pacer to Have His Number Retired?

Trick question. In the years between 1970 and 1975, the Pacers had a core of a title-winning side who won three ABA finals. The three standout players of that team were George McGinnis, Mel Daniels, and Roger Brown. All three of them had their jerseys retired on 2 November 1985.

  1. In What Year Were the Pacers Founded?

The Pacers were founded in the pre-NBA era, being one of the strongest competing ABA teams in history. They were founded back in 1967 and joined the NBA in 1976 as a result of the ABA and NBA merger deal.

  1. Which Pacers Coach has the Highest Winning Percentage?

After retiring as one of the most legendary players the NBA had ever seen, Larry Bird went into coaching and turned out to be one of the best at that as well. He worked as the head coach of the Pacers between 1997 and 2000 and boasted an impressive 69% win percentage.

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