The Atlanta Hawks are the professional basketball team that hails from Atlanta, Georgia and while they are now associated with the large Southern city, they have had a long and detailed history that has had this team in various cities across the country. The team first developed in 1946 as part of the National Basketball League (NBL) at the time they were known as the Buffalo Bisons. However, after a single season they moved to Moline, Illinois and became the Tri-City Hawks. During this time, in 1949 they became a part of the NBA and two years later moved to Milwaukee Wisconsin as the Milwaukee Hawks. In 1955 the team moved again to become the St. Louis Hawks.