Sports are one of the biggest parts of the world today. There are many different types of athletics today like lacrosse, football, baseball, soccer, and many more that help to make a great impact on the world today. In fact, one of the most loved, played, and watched sports is Basketball. Basketball is famous sport, which includes two teams of five players on a rectangular shaped court. The main goal in this game is to shoot the basketball through a hoop in order to gain points. Throughout the entire game of basketball, players play an intense game of throwing, dribbling, and passing the ball back and forth just to get the amazing victory and be named as winners. In fact, there are many different professional basketball teams in the NBA who are victorious in almost all their games and one of these great teams is the Atlanta Hawks.
The Atlanta Hawks are a professional basketball team that is apart of the NBA, National Basketball Association, and they are centered in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta Hawks goes way, way back into the year so 1940 and 1950. In those years the team was less popular, as it was just created, and it was known as the Blackhawks. Years passed and the team continued to draft more and more great players and the team also began to create a better name for themselves, as they became more victorious. In 1949, the Blackhawks were named to be one of the NBA’s 17 original teams and reached the playoffs, which put them at the top of their game. Later on in 1995, the Hawks moved to Milwaukee and went by the name of the Milwaukee Hawks and they also began to draft more great players, like Bob Pettit, who went on to become a NBA MVP, but the team began to lack victories in all their games. In the late 1950s, the team was being labeled as the worst team in the league, but that soon changed when the Blackhawks finally moved to Atlanta where things became greater for the team, as the gained their own arena known as the Phillips Arena and they were renamed to the Atlanta Hawks.
Many people only pay much attention to the Atlanta Hawks team and their games, but the main head behind the Atlanta Hawks and their success was Bruce Levenson. Bruce Levenson is an American businessman who was a former managing director, governor, partner, and co-owner of the NBA team, the Atlanta Hawks. He also happens to be a philanthropist. Levenson paved a great way for the Atlanta Hawks, as he was always there pushing the team to strive for more and he also made sure to promote the team as best as possible and to boost their popularity. He started out in 2004 by hopping on board of the Atlanta Hawks LLC with the other partners and continued on from there. Within 10 years, Levenson had hired more professional partners for the team, built a great reputation for the team and doubled the partners’ and the team’s earnings. Levenson changed the game for the Atlanta Hawks, but he decided that he should explore and pursue other opportunities in the world and eventually in late 2014, Levenson sold his part of the partnership as co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks. However, to this day, Levenson still checks up on the team and wishes them the best for their future.
To this day, many people still enjoy the great game of basketball, especially the basketball games of the NBA that include many different professional teams like the Atlanta Hawks. Thankfully, we have great partners, owners, and managers out there, like Bruce Levenson, who help to make these teams better.